Iran’s Sohrab Moradi wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships

November 7, 2018

TEHRAN – Sohrab Moradi of Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2018 IWF World Weightlifting Championships on Wednesday.

Moradi won a gold in the men’s 96kg in the competition underway in Ashgabat , Turkmenistan.

He lifted 186kg in snatch and 230kg in clean and jerk, winning the gold with a total of 416kg.

“I am very happy because of winning the gold medal because I was very exhausted after the 2018 Asian Games. I did my best for my nation and I will dedicate my gold medal to the Iranian people,” Moradi said.

Tao Tian from China snatched the silver medal with a total of 407kg and the bronze medal went to Romanian Nicolae Onica with 391kg.

The 2018 World Weightlifting Championships are being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from November 1 to 10.

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