َSalimi is the first chance of winning Olympics gold in London in the super heavyweight category. He can continue the legendary of Iran’s heavyweight weightlifters, Fars News Agency quoted Reuters as saying.
To claim the world record for the clean and jerk style he needs to lift 264 kg, and if his best lifts in the snatch and the clean and jerk total more than 472 kg he will break Rezazadeh’s record, Reuters reported.
“I will be greatly pleased if he sets a new record and breaks my record. The name of Iran is important, not the name of Rezazadeh or Salimi,” Rezazadeh said.
Iran’s 22 year-old super heavyweight weightlifting prodigy Behdad Salimi won his first world title in 2010 and successfully defended it in 2011, setting the world record for snatch lift in the process.