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Iranian lifters denied visa, cancel Mexico trip

Young weightlifters of Iran postponed their Tuesday's trip to Mexico as the Tehran-based embassy of South American country did not issue their visas, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Iran's Weightlifting Federation (IWF) had earlier announced that the first group of lifters would depart for Mexico on May 27. The IWF President Ali Moradi and the federation Secretary Darab Riahi were to accompany the team.

Moradi is the technical supervisor of the World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Mexico and the Iranian physician Asghar Shahabi is a member of the Medical Committee of the competitions.

On Monday, the federation named eight for the world championships. starting on June 1.

Iran comprises Mehdi Dorri, Mahmoud Esmaeilzadeh, Omid Naeij, Ali Dehqanian, Abdolreza Fouladivandi, Rashid Sharifi, Matin Mehdi Raki, and Mohammad Salehi.

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