Fri, 19 Apr 2019

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Sohrab Moradi claimed a gold medal at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Wednesday.

The Olympic and world champion Moradi became world champion again after last year's victory in the men's 96kg bodyweight category and set three World Records.

The 30-year-old Iranian, after lifting 181kg in the snatch and missing the first attempt at 186kg, successfully broke the World Standard with his third attempt at the same weight.

In the clean and jerk, Moradi set the clean and jerk world record at 230kg, and the total record at 416kg.

The Olympic silver medalist in 2016, TIAN Tao, got three silver medals with 181kg, 226kg, and 407kg in Total.

The bronze medal went to Romanian Onica Nicolae with 391kg.

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