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16 August 2022, 11:41

Iranian weightlifter wins gold medal in Islamic Solidarity Games

TEHRAN, 16 August (BelTA - IRNA). - Iranian weightlifter Rasoul Motamedi gained a gold medal in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey on Monday.

Motamedi won three gold medals in the 102kg category.

He lifted the 177 weight in the snatch, the 223kg in the clean and jerk, and won the third gold medal with an overall of 400kg.

The silver and bronze medals in the snatch went to Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan respectively, while in the clean and jerk Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan reached second and third rank respectively.

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan reached second and third rank in an overall respectively.

Another Iranian representative in the games Amir Hoghoghi finished fifth in the games with a record of 165kg in the snatch, 211kg in the clean and jerk, and an overall of 376kg.

More than 6,000 athletes have descended on Turkey's Konya to compete in the fifth edition of the Games that opened on Tuesday (August 9) and are due to finish on August 18.

Iran's sports caravan attended this round of competitions with 240 athletes in 16 courses.

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