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News number: 8809040728

12:31 | 2009-11-25

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IWF Appoints Iranian Hercules as Envoy

TEHRAN (FNA)- International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) appointed former world and Olympic champion Hossein Rezazadeh, nicknamed "The Iranian Hercules", as its envoy.



The decision was announced by the IWF President Tamas Ajan during a meeting with Rezazadeh in Goyang, South Korea.

During the visit, Ajan said he had appointed the two-time Olympic gold winner and the manager of the Iranian weightlifting team as the IWF envoy.

IWF president also appreciated the performance of Rezazadeh as the head of Iran weightlifting team.

Rezazadeh bade farewell to weightlifting ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He won two Olympic gold medals in the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens.