Rouhani congratulates Iran weightlifting team on victory

Tehran, Dec 6, IRNA – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has extended congratulations on Iran's weightlifting team's victory in the world championships.

The congratulatory message that calls the achievement 'an honorable victory' had been posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

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

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 stand on the first podium of the Championships.

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

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