Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

(IranSportsPress.com-CNN)- Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. The 7.3-magnitude quake that struck in the remote border area between Iran and Iraq late Sunday left thousands of people injured hundreds

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Kianoush Rostami wins ‘ World’s Lifter of the Year’ award

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- The International Weightlifting Federation named Kianoush Rostami 2016’s male Lifter of the Year. The award is decided by a popular vote of fans. Rostami won first place by a whopping twenty thousand votes, three times more than the second place Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia. Third place went to the Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov. Thailand’s Sopita

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Kianoush Rostami Nominated for ‘Lifter of the Year’ Award

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Kianoush Rostami from Iran has been nominated for “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophies for 2016”. Rostami won a gold medal in the 85kg weight category at the Rio Olympics. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced the nominees for the prestigious awards. Six male and six female weightlifters have been nominated for

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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

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Iran’s weightlifter Rostami awarded 2012 Olympic Games silver medal

(IranSporstPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has been awarded the 2012 Olympic Games silver medal after Apti Aukhadov was stripped of his medal. Aukhadov won the 2012 Olympic silver medal in the 85kg category but his samples tested positive for Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Drostanolone. “I am really glad to hear that but I am also sad

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