News ID: 322436
Published: 1132 GMT June 21, 2022

Anoushiravani named Iran’s interim weightlifting chief

Anoushiravani named Iran’s interim weightlifting chief

Sports Desk

Former Olympian Sajjad Anoushiravani was appointed as the caretaker of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, replacing Ali Moradi.

Moradi – in charge of the federation for more than seven years – stepped down from his role after the country’s Administrative Court of Justice on Monday upheld a ruling against Moradi’s re-election in July 2019.

The long-awaited verdict came after Anoushiravani, a losing candidate at the time, had lodged a protest against the validity of the results, calling for the Tehran-based court to annul Moradi’s second term.

Anoushiravani, 38, represented Iran at the London 2012 Olympics, where he clinched a +105kg silver, finishing second to his compatriot Behdad Salimi.

Also a winner of three world medals in 2011, Anoushiravani was the head coach of the Iranian team that won a couple of golds at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.



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