Iran weightlifting team gains 1st ever world champ title

Tehran, Dec 6, IRNA – Iran's adult weight lifting team gained its first ever world champion title with 509 points in the US competitions.

The 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships were held from November 27 to December 5 in Anaheim, California.

Kianoush Rostami in 85 kg with a silver medal, Sohrab Moradi with three gold medals in 94 km, Ayyoub Mousavi with two bronzes in 94 kg, Ali Hashemi with two golds and one bronze in 105 kg, Behdad Salimi with one silver and one bronze and Ali Hosseini with two silver medals and one bronze helped Iran reach the first podium in the Championships.

Iran's adult team of weightlifters had previously gained two best team titles, one in France 2011 with 495 points came 3rd, and then in 2013 in Poland scored 442 and ranked 3rd.

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