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Iranians win golds in Asian Weightlifting Championships

Source: Tehran Times

Iranian duo Rasoul Taghian and Sohrab Moradi claimed gold medals at the ongoing 2013 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Rasoul Taghian (file photo)

Rasoul Taghian claimed a gold medal in Men's 77kg category Saturday night. The Iranian lifted 163kg in snatch and 203kg in clean and jerk for a total lift of 366kg.

Chinese Zhong Guoshun won the silver medal with 356kg and bronze medal went to Kim Kwang-Song from North Korea with a total lift of 355kg.

Sohrab Moradi (file photo)

Taghian's countryman Sohrab Moradi seized the gold in 85kg category on Sunday. He lifted 158kg in snatch, 200kg in clean and jerk and won the gold with a total lift of 358kg.

On Monday, Yasin Bagheri of Iran claimed a bronze medal for a total of 374kg in the 94kg category.

Alexandr Zaichikov from Kazakhstan claimed the gold for a total lift of 385kg. Zhang Shengguo of China took the silver with a total of 374kg.

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