Ex-Iranian weightlifter Mohammad Ali Falahatinejad passes away

August 14, 2017

TEHRAN – Former Iranian weightlifter Mohammad Ali Falahatinejad passed away at the age of 41 on Monday.

Falahatinejad was hospitalized in Tehran’s Omid Hospital last week after he was diagnosed with a bad kidney infection.

The former weightlifter of Iran national team finally lost his battle with the disease.

Falahatinejad won a gold medal in the men's 77 kg weight class at the 2003 World Weightlifting Championships in Vancouver, Canada, for a total of 357.5kg.

Falahatinejad also won a bronze medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan and claimed a silver at the 2003 Asian Championship in Qinhuangdao.

He will be laid to rest on Tuesday in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery.

The Tehran Times staff also offers its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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