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Iranian Hercules to lift Ahmadinejad


Press TV - The strongest weightlifter in history has come out in support of the incumbent President Ahmadinejad in the upcoming elections.

Weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh (L) with President Ahmadinejad

The hugely popular Hossein Rezazadeh, who is the current world record-holder for the heaviest lifts in history, and the head coach of Iran's national weightlifting squad, has declared his support for Ahmadinejad.

"Due to my heartfelt affections for Dr. Ahmadinejad, I am ready to run his campaign's sports outfit as a volunteer, and in some way repay him for all he has done for the (country's) sports," he told the national Iran TV station yesterday, according to the Tabnak News Agency.

Rezazadeh praised Ahmadinejad's government for developing Iran's sports infrastructure and for "realizing the potentials of the young people."

The multiple Olympics and world championships gold-medal winner from Ardabil said that, "I give 18 marks out of 20 for this government's support of sports, as we have had outstanding achievements in the sports scene in this time."

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