Behdad Salimi Olympic Gold Medal - Weightlifting

Behdad Salimi Gold Medal

Two-time world champion, Behdad Salimi led an Iranian one-two in the men’s over-105kg Olympic weightlifting competition at the ExCel Arena here on Tuesday.

Compatriot Iranian Sajjad Anoushiravani took the silver medal ahead of Russia’s European champion Ruslan Albegov.

Salimi’s winning total of 455kg was 6kg more than Anoushiravani managed with Albegov just 1kg below that.