Olympic medal winner Parviz Jalayer passes away

July 7, 2019 - 16:14

TEHRAN – Former Iran weightlifter Parviz Jalayer died at the age of 80 on Saturday.

He was suffering from digestive problems.  

Parviz Jalayer competed at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1968 in Mexico City.

He snatched a gold medal in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok and claimed a bronze at the 1966 World Weightlifting Championships in Berlin.

Jalayer will be buried in Tehran's Behesht-e Zahra cemetery on Monday.

The Tehran Times staff offer heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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