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Iran wins first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship

Tehran, Iranian young weightlifter Hussein Soltani on Friday won Iran's first gold medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship now underway in Urgench, Uzbekistan.

In the snatch competitions of 77 kg weight-class, Soltani by lifting 144 kg in snatch grabbed the gold medal. A weightlifter from host country Uzbekistan with 143 kg and another weightlifter from South Korea with 132 kg ranked second and third respectively.

Some eight young weightlifters are competing in Group A of 77 kg weight category.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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