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Iranian bodybuilders win Asian Championships title in Lebanon

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Members of Iran’s national bodybuilding squad pose for a photograph during the 2023 IFBB Asian Championships in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 27, 2023. (Photo by the Islamic Republic of Iran Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness)

Iran’s national bodybuilding squad has hulked into the top position at the 2023 International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Asian Championships in Lebanon, and been crowned champions.

Iran claimed the title after picking up 47 medals, including 27 gold, 14 silver, and 6 bronze, and collecting 438 points in various categories of the tournament staged at Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut.

Iraqi bodybuilders and representatives from the host nation ranked second and third respectively, with 384 and 171 points.

The 2023 IFBB Asian Championships was held between August 25 and 27.

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