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News number: 9007273277

10:16 | 2011-11-14

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World's Most Powerful Man Wins Gold, Sets World Record in WWC

TEHRAN (FNA)- The reigning world champion, Iran's Behdad Salimi, proved to have remained the world's most powerful man after setting a new world record in his snatch move and wining the gold medal in the superheavyweight category of the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships in France.



The 22-year-old two-time world champion picked up 214 kilograms in his snatch move in France Sunday night and made compatriot Hossein Rezazadeh's 213 kilograms a part of history.

Salimi lifted 250kg in the clean and jerk and won the gold medal with a total of 464kg.

Also Iran's Sajjad Anoushiravani won the silver medal by lifting 198kg in the snatch and 241kg in the clean and jerk to record a total of 439kg.

South Korea's Sang-Guen Jeon claimed the bronze medal after lifting 192kg in the snatch and 241kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 433kg.

In the team rankings, Iran stood third after China and Russia.