News ID: 318481
Published: 0825 GMT December 05, 2021

Iran’s Solhipour retains world para powerlifting gold

Iran’s Solhipour retains world para powerlifting gold
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Iran’s Hamed Solhipour observes the national anthem after winning the gold at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, on December 4, 2021.

Sports Desk

Iran’s Hamed Solhipour rounded off a glittering year by snatching the gold at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Representing the country in the men’s up-to-97kg weight class on Saturday, Solhipour tallied an impressive 225kg for his second successive world gold – two kilograms clear of Egyptian silver medalist Hany Abdelhady – with Mutaz Aljuneidi of Jordan finishing third on 220kg.

“I’m very happy and delighted, and I think I deserve this medal,” Solhipour said after clinching his fourth world medal – having won back-to-back silvers in 2014 and 2017.

This was a second major medal of the year for the 32-year-old Iranian after he had settled for a runner-up finish at the Tokyo Paralympics in late August.

Solhipour’s triumph came after two silver-winning campaigns by his compatriots Rouhollah Rostami and Amir Jafari earlier in the competitions.

Tokyo Olympics champion Rostami had lifted 230kg in the men’s 80kg contest – level with Chinese gold medalist Gu Xiaofei – only to finish on the second podium due to a higher body weight.

Meanwhile, Jafari – winner of a silver in Tokyo – finished his 65kg campaign with a best lift of 193kg, trailing Algeria’s Hocine Bettir – bronze winner in August’s Games – by one kilogram.

 

   
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