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Rostami Wins Gold in World Championships

Rostami Wins Gold in World ChampionshipsRostami Wins Gold in World Championships

Kianoosh Rostami won a gold medal in the men’s 85kg class at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan.

The Iranian weight-lifter lifted 178kg in the snatch and 213kg in the clean and jerk to win a total of 391 kg, YJC reported.

Rostami’s performance in the snatch broke Iran’s record of 176kg set by Sohrab Moradi.

Ivan Markov from Bulgaria claimed the silver medal with 390kg and Russian Artem Okulov took the bronze medal with a total of 385kg.

The championships are underway in Almaty.

The event, which ends on November 16, serves as a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics.