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Iran finishes runner-up in world bodybuilding event

Source: Press TV

Iranian national bodybuilding squad has finished its crusade at the 68th edition of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Men's World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships and International Congress in Brazil, and hulked into second place.

2015 IFBB World Classic Bodybuilding Championships over 180 cm category medal winners (from L to R): Keyvan REZAPOUR (2nd place); Ali SHAMSGHAMAR (1st place); Kaveh JAZANI (3rd place).
(see more photos and the full results)

Iran came second after earning two gold, three silver, and one bronze medals at the end of the tournament in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia on Saturday.

Egypt won the title at the event and South Korea finished third.

Iran's Hadi Choupan and Mehdi Ayyari claimed gold medals in the minus 85-kilogram and minus 95-kilogram weight classes, respectively, while the 2013 world champion, Babak Akbarnia, scooped up a silver in the minus 80-kilogram category.

Mehdi Heydari and Es'haq Qavidel also landed in the second spot, and were awarded silver medals in the minus 70-kilogram and plus 100-kilogram weight sections.

Sajjad Niknaam also snatched a bronze for Iran in the minus 75-kilogram category.

The 68th edition of the IFBB Men's World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships and International Congress opened in Brazil on November 12 and continued until November 15.

Nearly 200 bodybuilders from over 50 countries, including Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Paraguay, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States took part at the event.

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