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"Strongest Man of the World" Rezazadeh ready to win honor for Iran

The strongest man of the world, Hossein Rezazadeh, Sunday said he is a soldier and ready to win honor in all competitions for Iran, IRNA reported from Ardebil.

Rezazaded arriving at Tehran's airport (photo: ISNA)

In his talks with IRNA, the world's +105 kg champion Rezazadeh referring to the invitation of new California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said the Iranian officials decide whether he competes in the weightlifting grand prix, Arnold Expo, in this US state.

The popular Iranian lifter said he will accompany SAIPA in the Asian Club Weightlifting Championships in China in mid-December. Rezazadeh added he is determined to win the gold and break the world's record in 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

With two gold and one bronze medals, he lifted 457.5 kg and +105 kg title in the 73rd World Weightlifting Championships, which ended in Vancouver, southwest of Canada, on November 22.

The 24-year-old Rezazadeh failed to improve his own snatch record 213 kg, in his third effort for 213.5 kg and bagged bronze with 207.5 kg.

He retained the clean and jerk title, hoisting 250 kg in his first move. The lifter of Ardebil, northwest of Iran, did not succeed in handling 263.5 kg -- 0.5 kg above his own record -- in his second effort.

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