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Iran bags five medals as Asian weightlifting event starts

Tashkent, April 17, IRNA-Iran snatched three gold and two bronze medals as the Asian Clubs' Youth Weightlifting Championships started in Tashkent on Monday.

Meysam Firouzi from Iran's Naft won all the three glittering golds in the 56 kg class, hoisting 98 kg in snatch and 119 kg in clean and jerk.

The two bronzes came as Rahman Azizi finished fourth with a snatch record of 86 kg and took the third titles in the clean and jerk and total categories with a 112 kg mark.


World's +105 kg weightlifting record-holder Hossein Rezazadeh arrived here Monday morning to join teammates in Masjed Soleiman's Naft, representing the country in the seniors' competitions.

The popular lifter was warmly welcomed in the airport by Mohammad Fat'hali, Iran's ambassador to the Uzbek capital, Ali Moradi, president of Iran's Weightlifting Federation and secretary of the Asian Weightlifting Confederation, and Jahangir Pourhang, head of Naft.

Pourhang here Sunday named weightlifters for the Asian tournaments.

He told IRNA Hossein Rezazadeh, Ali Qara-Daghi, Meysam Firouzi, Rahman Azizi, Ahad Sanjabi, Ehsan Dara-Beigi, Mahdiar Nassir-Shalal, Mehrzad Mahmedi, Pedram Parsi, Yassin Namdari, Hamid Armak, Mehdi Agah, Ayat Ourameh, and Sohrab Moradi are the lifters, who consist the southern team.

According to him, coaches Mohammad-Zaman Mahmedi and Shah-Karam Karamzadeh and technical manager Mehran Motlaq are accompanying the team.

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