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Iran's Hossein Soltani wins silver at IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships

Source: Tehran Times

Hossein Soltani of Iran claimed a silver medal in the men's 69kg event at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Weightlifting Championships on Saturday. Soltani won the overall silver with a 295kg finish after lifting 131kg in snatch and 164kg in clean and jerk.

Left to Right: Hossein Soltani (Iran), Clarence Cummings Jr (U.S.) and Ferhat Yazici (Turkey)

U.S. Weightlifter Clarence Cummings Jr won the gold medal with a total of 317kg.

The 16-year-old American lifted 182kg in the clean and jerk at the SPICE Arena in Penang, Malaysia to erase his own 180kg record set at the 2016 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June. The junior world meet is an Under-20 competition.

He also swept the gold in the snatch with a 135kg lift.

Ferhat Yazici of Turkey took the bronze with 291kg.

Iran has sent a full squad of eight men to the event.

The competition is being held in Penang, Malaysia from October 19 to 25.

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