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Olympics: No medals for Iran weightlifting

Source: Press TV

Iran has failed to take any Olympic weightlifting medals after Rashid Sharifi stood in the sixth place in the men's +105kg category.

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Sharifi, who competed in group B, lifted 426kg in total to stand in sixth place.

Sharifi replaced Hossein Rezazadeh, who did not take part in the Beijing Games due to medical reasons.

Matthias Steiner of Germany lifted 203kg in the snatch and 258kg in the clean and jerk for a total effort of 461kg, 11.5kg short of Rezazadeh's world record of 472.5kg set in the Sydney Olympics.

Russian Evgeny Chigishev won the silver with a total of 460kg while Viktors Scerbatihs of Latvia took the bronze with 448kg.

Asghar Ebrahimi and Mohsen Beiranvand were the other Iranian wrestlers who failed to secure medals in the 94kg and 105kg categories.

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