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Iranian lifters win three golds at Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships

Source: Tehran Times

The Iranian weightlifters continued to shine at 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships by bagging two more gold medals.

Amir Hossein Fazli clinched a gold medal at the 85kg category on Friday. The Iranian lifted 151kg in snatch and 181kg in clean and jerk for a total lift of 332kg.

Milad Rashidi also from Iran claimed the silver medal in this category by lifting 150kg in snatch, 180kg in clean and jerk for a total lift of 330kg.

The bronze medal went to Uzbekistani lifter who lifted 291kg in total.

In super heavyweight class, Alireza Soleimani won the gold medal on Saturday for a total lift of 355kg. He lifted 155kg in snatch and 200kg in clean and jerk.

Compatriot Peyman Jan lifted a total of 340kg to win the silver medal in this category. He lifted 150kg in snatch and 190kg in clean and jerk.

Iran's Alireza Dehghan and Ramin Valipour have already won two gold and bronze medals respectively in the competitions.

The competition brought about 250 weightlifters from 40 Asian countries together.

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