Islamic Solidarity Games: Iran’s Weightlifter Barari bags gold medal

Tasnim – Iran’s Mohammadreza Barari took a gold medal in the men’s 105 kg weightlifting competition at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku on Wednesday.

Barari lifted the 175kg in the snatch and 220kg in the clean and jerk and won the gold medal for a total of 395kg.

Iraqi lifter Salwan Al-Aifuri claimed a silver medal by lifting a total of 391 kg.

The bronze medal went to Uzbekistan’s Ivan Efremov who lifted 376 kg in total.

In the men’s +105kg, Iran’s Homayoun Teymouri and Ramin Rabiei won silver and bronze medals with a total of 414kg and 399kg respectively.

Gold medal went to Rustam Djangabaev from Uzbekistan who lifted 431kg.

On Monday, Iran’s Majid Askari won a silver medal in the 69kg class with a total of 316kg.

Seyed Ayoob Mousavi also won a gold medal in men’s 94kg with a total of 381kg.

More than 3,000 athletes from 54 countries of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation are competing in 21 sports at the Games.

The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games started May 8 and will last until May 22 in Azerbaijan’s capital.