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Iran's veteran lifters set new world records

Veteran weightlifters of Iran broke three world records on the first day of competitions in Shiraz on Friday, IRNA reported.

Eynollah Jalali-Rad and Yadollah Baqeri of Isfahan and Mohammad Nouri from Mazandaran improved the world records in 85, 69, and 115 kg categories respectively.

During the three-day event, 187 lifters compete in Bahman 22 Hall of Shiraz.

In 85 kg, Jalali-Rad improved the world record by 10 kilograms as he lifted 75 kg in snatch. He also managed to break the clean-and-jerk record by five kilograms by lifting 97.5 kg. An Austrian weightlifter was the previous record holder.

Baqeri broke the record of British lifter Patrick in the world's 69 kg class in 2002 competitions in Melbourne, Australia.

Competing in the 54-55 age group, Baqeri improved the total record by 12.5, lifting 205 kg in snatch and clean-and-jerk efforts.

Nouri lifted 250 kg totally, breaking the world 115 kg record by 2.5 kilograms.

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