TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Kianoush Rostami said that he is going to win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Iranian lifter claimed a gold medal at the men’s 85kg class at the World Weightlifting Championships on Thursday.
Rostami lifted 178kg in the snatch and 213kg in the clean and jerk for a winning total of 391 kg.
His performance in the snatch broke Iran’s record of 176kg set by Sohrab Moradi.
“I am very happy to win a gold medal in the world championships and from now on, I will work hard to win a gold medal in Rio,” Rostami told Tasnim news agency.
“I could break the world record in the clean and jerk. I don’t know why I could not to lift that,” London 2012 bronze medalists added.
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