Sohrab Moradi breaks Weightlifting World Record in 94 kg in Ashgabat 2017(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Olympic champion Sohrab Moradi broke the overall men’s 94 kilograms weightlifting world record at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games on Saturday. Moradi registered a total of 413kg to beat the mark set by Greece’s Akakios Kakhiasvilis as far back as November 1999 by 1kg. It came after he won the snatch with

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Sajjad Anoushiravani quits as Iran Weightlifting Coach

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- 2012 Olympics silver medallist Sajjad Anoushiravani stepped down as Iran’s weightlifting coach on Sunday. The 33-year-old coach quit after the technical committee of Iran Weightlifting Federation (IWF) decided to lift a ban on Kianoush Rostami. Rostami was dropped from Iran weightlifting national team after not participating at training in February. He won a gold medal

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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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Siamand Rahman breaks 300kg barrier on his way to powerlifting gold at Rio 2016

(IranSportsPress.com| Rio2016)-Siamand Rahman, the strongest Paralympian of all time, became the first powerlifter to break the 300kg barrier on his way to the heavyweight gold medal at Rio 2016 on Wednesday (14 September). The Iranian powerhouse defended his title in the over 107kg class with another phenomenal performance that saw him virtually competing against himself

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Jury panel lets Iran’s Salimi down in Men’s 105+kg

(IranSportsPress.com | Mehrnews)- Iran’s super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi, while beating the world record in snatch, failed in his three clean and jerk attempts dropping out of Rio Olympics. Men’s over 105 kg weightlifting division in 2016 Summer Olympic Games began on Wednesday at 2:30 AM Tehran time in Pavilion 2 of Riocentro where 11 lifters

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