Kianoush Rostami wins -85kg weightlifting gold

(IranSportsPress.com | BBC) – Iran’s Kianoush Rostami won Olympic gold in the -85kg weightlifting, lifting a world record combined total of 396kg.

Rostami, 25, lifted 217kg with his last attempt in the clean and jerk to break his own world record and beat China’s Tao Tian.

Tian equalled Rostami’s clean and jerk lift, missing out on gold by just one kilogram.

Gabriel Sincraian of Romania won bronze, lifting a combined 390kg.concluded.