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Iran’s junior weightlifter ranks 4th in world

Tehran, Iran's young weightlifter ranked fourth in the 96kg category in world championship.

Following the Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Fiji, Afshin Taheri in 96 kg category with lifting a total weight of 341 kg, was ranked fourth in the World Weightlifting Championships.

The weightlifter won a silver medal in a 161 kilogram weightlifting after Ashur from Egypt Ashur.

In another development, an Iranian athlete won the silver medal of junior world weightlifting championships, bringing the runnerup title for the country.

Mohammad Hosseini, 89 kg, won the gold in snatch and the bronze in clean and jerk, with an overall silver medal at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Fiji.

He is the championships' runnerup following an athlete from Saudi Arabia. Another athlete from Poland won the bronze medal and came third.

The event kicked off on June 1 and will run until June 8 in Suva, the capital of the South Pacific country.

Hossein Soltani, another Iranian athlete in 81 kg won the bronze medal of the event and was ranked the third after athletes from Latvia and Colombia.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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