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WATCH: INCREDIBLE! Iran's Kianoush Rostami shatters own weightlifting world record

China`s Tian Tao claimed silver on 395kg while Romanian Gabriel Sincraian took bronze with 390.

Last Updated: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 07:17
WATCH: INCREDIBLE! Iran's Kianoush Rostami shatters own weightlifting world record
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In-form weightlifter Kianoush Rostami shattered his own world record as he clinched Iran`s first medal of the Rio Games with gold in the men`s 85kg competition on Friday.

The 25-year-old raised 179kg above his head in the snatch before jerking 217kg for a combined total of 396 and a new world record.

China`s Tian Tao claimed silver on 395kg while Romanian Gabriel Sincraian took bronze with 390.

Rostami is enjoying a great run in 2016. Earlier in the year, he established a world record in the clean and jerk with a 220kg lift.

In the process he also claimed the combined total record with 395kg, which he broke on Friday.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 06:55

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