Iran win Asian Weightlifting Championships title

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran won the title of the 2017 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Saturday.

The Iranian team finished in first place with 562 points.

China came second with 548 points and Uzbekistan finished in third place, bagging 511 points.

The Iranian team won one gold medal, two silvers and one bronze in the event.

Mohammadreza Barari won a gold medal in the men’s 105kg in the last day of the competition and Ali Hashemi claimed a bronze in the same weight class.

Saleh Cheraghi won a silver medal in the 85kg and Ayyoub Mousavi took a silver in the 94kg.

Iran’s National Olympic Committee sent a message of congratulation to the weightlifting team due to winning the title after five years.

The Asian Weightlifting Championship is a weightlifting championship organized by the Asian Weightlifting Federation for competitors from the Asian countries.

It has been held since 1971 for men and 1988 for women. In 2008 the championships provided the official qualification for Asian competitors in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.