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Iran's Moradi Breaks Weightlifting World Record


Sohrab Moradi of Iran celebrates after breaking the world record in the men's 94-kilogram class weightlifting event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25.

Iran's Olympic champion Sohrab Moradi broke weightlifting's longest standing world record in the men's 94-kilogram class at the Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25.

Moradi, 29, hoisted 189-kilograms in the competition's opening discipline to better the snatch record set at 188 kilos in 1999 by a Greek weightlifter.

Moradi already owned the marks for the clean and jerk (233 kilograms) and total weight (417 kilograms) in the men's light heavyweight division.

Based on reporting by AFP and ISNA
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