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Iranian powerlifters pocket 8 gold medals in world tournament

Source: Press TV

Iranian powerlifters have started off to a vigorous and impressive campaign at the World Championship Amateur World Powerlifting Congress (AWPC)/ World Champions Cup World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)/World Armlifting Association (WAA) - 2016 in Russia, winning eight gold medals.

Rouzbeh Ja'fari stole the show in the men's 75-kilogram weight category of the contests in the western Russian city of Kursk.

Mahmoud Omranifar and Hossein Salahuddin also managed to snatch two gold medals in the 125-kilogram and 82.5-kilogram divisions.

Fereydoun Ramezani stood on the top podium in the 82.5-kilogram category of the masters 1 (40-49) class, and picked up the fourth gold medal for the Islamic Republic.

Additionally, Reza Javadi Afshar overcame his opponents in the 125-kilogram division of the masters 1 class, and picked up the yellow metal.

Members of Iran men's national powerlifting team

In the 75-kilogram category of masters 3 (60-65) class, Shapour Kakaei outshone his rival and finished first.

Hassan Jalaizadeh and Jabbarali Haji Gholizadeh also claimed the top position in the 90-kilogram masters 2 (50-59) and grandmasters (70+) classes.

The World Championship AWPC /World Champions Cup WPC/WAA - 2016 started in Kursk, Russia, on December 1, and will wrap up on December 4, 2016.

About Powerlifting:

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts. (read more)

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