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Incredible finish to Kazan Universiade with world-class lifting

Nothing could have better symbolized the level of weightlifting at the Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade than the last attempt in the +105kg category. Already holding the silver medal in his hands but still ambitious to take the gold away from Russia’s stupefying champion Ruslan ALBEGOV, young Iranian Bahador MOULAEI needed to lift 10kg more than the best previous clean and jerk of both of them (254kg). That happened to be exactly 264kg: one kilo more than Rezazadeh’s famed world record alive since 2004. This last attempt failed though, it was still a worthy ending to the superheavyweight event of an incredibly high standard.

In fact, the whole weightlifting event of 6 days was studded by top-class performances and records. A total of 137 new Universiade records were established = about 80% of all the Universiade records set so far in Kazan, in all sports.

Great thanks and congratulations to the organisers and to FISU on a wonderful weightlifting event. Also thanks to the IWF Technical Officials for their professional contribution to this success.

(From Anikó Németh-Móra, FISU Weightlifting Technical Delegate – Kazan)