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Iran weightlifting 4th in Youth World Championships

Source: Tehran Times

Iran weightlifting team finished in fourth place in the 2013 IWF Youth World Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Alireza Dehghan of Iran in the 85kg weight class, claimed the gold medal with a total of 319 kg.

Milad Rashidi also claimed the gold medal in the 94kg, where he ended the competition with 339kg in total. Iran's Amir Hossein Fazli also claimed the bronze medal with a total of 328kg at the same weight class.

In the +94kg, Iran's Alireza Soleymani seized the silver medal with 358kg in total. Armenian Simon Martirosyan claimed the gold medal, ending the competition with 365kg in total.

Russia won the competition with 486 points. Egypt accumulated 424 team points to take second place. Kazakhstan finished in third with 416 points and Iran came fourth with 404 points.

Iran booked two places for the 2013 Youth Olympics Games, which will be held in Nanjing, China.

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