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Iran's Ebrahimi crowned champ in Asian weightlifting

KANAZAWA, Japan, Apr. 30(Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian weightlifter Asghar Ebrahimi has bagged three gold medals on Wednesday in the 39th Asian Weightlifting Championship in Kanazawa, Japan.

In the 94 kg category, Ebrahimi took three gold after lifting 180 kg in snatch and 205 kg in clean and jerk, which amounted 385 kg in total.

The lifters from Chinese Taipei and Kyrgyzstan snatched silver and bronze, respectively.

Mohammad Salehi and Rashid Sharifi are the last Iranian representatives, who will compete in the over 105 kg category on Thursday.

Moradi snatches bronze medal

Another Iranian lifter, Sohrab Moradi, had earlier gained the bronze medal in the 77 kg class.

He lifted 146 kg in the snatch and 179 kg in the clean and jerk and came in third with a total of 325 kg.

Chinese lifters claimed the gold and silver medals in this class.

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