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Iran crowned Asian weightlifting champion

TALDYKORGAN, Kazakhstan, May 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran won first place of the 40th Asian Senior Men's Weightlifting Championship on Friday. Iran climbed the podium with 583 points, winning six golds, six slivers and three bronzes. Kazakhstan and China came second and third respectively in the tournament.

Sohrab Moradi in the 85 kg class won three golds in snatch (168 kg), clean and jerk(199) and total lift (367 kg).

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi

Rashid Sharifi in +105 kg class also claimed three golds in snatch (200 kg), clean and jerk (240 kg) and total lift (440 kg).

Behdad Salimi in +105 kg won three silvers and Asghar Ebrahimi in 105 kg bagged three silvers.

Mohsen Beiranvand (105 kg), Navab Nasir Shelal (94 kg) and Rasoul Taghian (77 kg) won the bronze.

The tournament started on May 12 and will finish on May 16 in two men and women categories in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.

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