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12.08.2017
13.08.2016

Kianoush ROSTAMI (IRI) M85kg

I wasn’t thinking I was going to win. Sometimes the weights change and sometimes the bodies change. If I have more time in the future I will set more Olympic records and more world records.

13.08.2016
14.11.2014

The triumph of Kianoush Rostami

The men’s 85kg category looks likely to be one of the highlights of next year’s IWF World Championships and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after a thrilling contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan last night. There was a first title of the 2014 IWF World Championships for Iran and three impressive performances by lifters aged 20 and […]

01.04.2019

4th International Fajr Cup

A major qualification event for Tokyo 2020 was organized in Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran in March this year. This was the fourth edition of the Fajr Cup, which was organized according to the new qualification method with the 7 new Olympic bodyweight categories. The field wasn’t big, 35 men […]

04.12.2017

Chile’s first ever medal is GOLD

MENDEZ PEREZ Arley (CHI) gave Chile its first ever medal at the World Championships. In 2015, Chile’s best result was an 8th place in the Snatch in the Women’s 75kg, by VALDES PARIS Maria Fernanda (CHI). He took a 1kg advantage over Olympic Champion ROSTAMI Kianoush (IRI) with 175kg. The Iranian lifter – having a […]

28.11.2017

Who to Watch in Anaheim

The 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships are ready to begin! Anaheim is ready to welcome the world – and for nearly 400 athletes, the dream of a golden winter in California is closer than ever, with emerging names and nations set to challenge the established order at the IWF World Championships. Athletes from 72 countries […]

21.11.2017

Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

What would you sell your gold medal for? Check out Kianoush Rostami‘s reason! Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. The 7.3-magnitude quake that struck in the remote border area between Iran […]

07.02.2017

2016 Jenő Boskovics Award winners for Lifter of the Year revealed

The voting for the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year” awards launched by WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING involved a historic number of ballots cast for the 2016 edition. Nearly 38,000 votes arrived for the best male and female weightlifters! Thank you for your great interest and participation! In the women category, TANASAN Sopita (Thailand) became the winner […]

14.08.2016

Two down, one to go for record-chasing Iran

By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro The men’s 94kg featured a vegan who finished 11th, a man wearing a hat for perhaps the first time in Olympic weightlifting, and a flying somersault from a Lithuanian bronze medallist. The glory, though, went to Iran, who won their second gold medal in two days. Sohrab […]

01.06.2016

New World Records set at the IWF Grand Prix Fajr Cup

The IWF Grand Prix – 1st International Fajr Cup, Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is held currently in Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The competition organized by the IRI Weightlifting Federation is hosted by the Azadi Sport Complex. Athletes are competing from 31 May until 2 June in […]

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