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Iranian weightlifter bags 3 gold medals at Asian Champs

Tehran, Iranian weightlifter Alireza Yusefi in the weight category of + 94kg received three gold medals at Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship held in Urgench, Uzbekistan

The +94kg weight category started with the attendance of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Taipei, South Korea and Nepal.

In snatch field, Yusefi lifted 136, 141 and 144 kg weights.

In clean-and-jerk field, he lifted 176 and 186 kg weights and grabbed three gold medals.

Weightlifting, also called Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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