Iran’s Davoudi takes gold at IWF Junior World Championships

July 15, 2018

TEHRAN - 2016 Youth World Champion Ali Davoudi from Iran snatched a gold medal in the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Saturday.

 In the men’s +105kg category, Davoudi lifted 192kg in snatch and 227kg in clean and jerk. The Iranian super heavyweight lifter won the gold medal with 419kg.

Armenia's Varazdat Lalayan, silver medalist at the 2016 European Youth Championships, was the overall runner-up with 399kg having come second in the snatch with 177kg and third in the clean and jerk with 222kg.

He finished on the same total as Pakistan's Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt, the Gold Coast 2018 bronze medallist who came third in the snatch with 171kg and first in the clean and jerk with 228kg.

Lalayan took the silver medal ahead of Butt by virtue of the fact he posted the total first.

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