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Second Gold for Iran as HASHEMI conquers the Men’s 105kg

Both HASHEMI Ali (IRI) and EFREMOV Ivan (UZB) missed their Snatch at 186kg leaving them with a 183kg good lift for the first and 182kg for the second.

ARROYO VALDEZ Jorge David (ECU) made it third lifting 181kg in the B group.

The Clean and Jerk changed the order as HASHEMI only made it third with 221kg behind SEO Huiyeop (KOR) and PLESNIEKS Arturs (LAT) both lifting 222kg.

Missing his attempt at 228kg, SEO ended 4th in the Total leaving the third place to EFREMOV – ranking 5th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

7th place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games HASHEMI Ali (IRI) won the Gold while reigning European Champion PLESNIEKS Arturs (LAT) won the Silver with 404kg and 402kg respectively.

HASHEMI became the first world champions from Iran in this bodyweight category. BARARI Mohammadreza (IRI) is Iran’s only medallist in the men’s 105kg, claiming bronze in the Clean & Jerk in 2013.

Iran has won a world title in four of the five highest Men’s bodyweight categories, only missing a world title in the 105kg event – that is now done!