Asian Games: Heavy weightlifter Salimi earns Iran’s 16th gold medal

Tasnim – Iran’s Behdad Salimi from Iran claimed a gold medal in the weightlifting men’s +105 kg on Monday.

Salimi bade farewell soon after winning his third successive gold medal at the Asian games.

Salimi lifted 208 kg in snatch and 253kg in clean and jerk. He came first for a total lift of 461kg.

Another Iranian weightlifter saeid Alihosseini claimed the silver medal.

Alihosseini took the silver with 208kg in snatch, 248kg in clean and jerk for a total lift of 456kg.

Uzbekistan weightlifter Rustam Djangabaev seized the bronze medal with 455kg.

Iranian athletes have already won 15 gold medals in the Games.

Saeid Rajabi in +80kg and Mirhashem Hosseini in 63kg have won two gold medals in taekwondo.

Hassan Yazdani (86kg), Alireza Karimi (97kg) and Parviz Hadi (125kg) snatched three gold medals in wrestling freestyle.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Mohammad Ali Geraei in 77kg and Hossein Nouri in 87kg also seized two gold medals.

Wushu practitioners Erfan Ahangarian in the -60kg and Mohsen Mohammadseifi in the -70kg won two gold medals.

Reza Alipour claimed a gold medal in the climbing and women’s kabaddi snatched Iran’s 11th gold medal.

Iranian women’s and men’s kabaddi teams snatches two gold medals.

Weightlifter Sohrab Moradi snatched gold medal in the men’s 94kg class.

Karate athletes Sajjad Ganjzadeh in the +84kg and Bahman Asgari Ghoncheh in the -75kg won two gold medals.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event. The event is underway from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.