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Undisputed Reza still Champion

Undisputed world champion of +105 weight category,Reza Zadeh Hossein of Iran, maintained his title on
the last day of the 74th Men World Weightlifting Championship with a total lift of 461 kilogrames four
kilos ahead of Russian Chigishev Evgeny who lifted a total 457 kilogrames.
Host nation, Qatar picked the bronze medal with a total lift of 446 through Salem Jaber Saed.
Though no record were broken, the Iranian failed to defend his title in the snatch Category, when he
fell behind Russian Chigishev Evgeny by a kilo, who snatched 211, while Reza snatched 210 with Salem Jaber Saed snatching 201 to pick the bronze.
Reza made attempts at setting a new record in the Clean and Jerk but dropped on his way as he failed to lift 263 kilogrames which could have seen him creating a new record in total. Inspite of this his first succesful attempt of 251 kilogrames was enough for him to take the gold medal in the Clean and Jerk with Chigishev Evgeny trailing him by 246 kilogrames to place second while Salem Jaber Saed had the bronze medal with a jerk of 245 kilogrames.

In what was one of the most exciting World Championships, Doha saw altogether 31 new world records and some outstanding competition.