Mo­radi Breaks 3 World Records

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ASHGABAT (Dis­patches) - Sohrab Mo­radi of Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2018 IWF World Weight lift­ing Cham­pi­onships. Mo­radi won a gold in the men’s 96kg in the com­pe­ti­tion un­der­way in Ashgabat, Turk­menistan. He lifted 186kg in snatch and 230kg in clean and jerk, win­ning the gold with a to­tal of 416kg.

Mo­radi took the plat­form in the stacked -96kg weight class, which hosted ath­letes such as China’s Tian Tao and Ro­ma­nia’s Ni­co­lae Onica. On the snatch, Mo­radi opened with 181kg and missed his sec­ond at­tempt with 186kg. For his third, Mo­radi left 186kg on the bar and earned a good lift, which was enough to seal him with first place and a world record. His open­ing snatch of 181kg matched sec­ond place Tao’s best at­tempt. While the 186kg now stands as the new -96kg world record, Mo­radi’s pre­vi­ous snatch world record in -94kg weight class sits at 189kg. We’re cu­ri­ous what he would have at­tempted had he not missed his sec­ond lift.

For the clean and jerk, Mo­radi opened with a smooth and easy 223kg, then com­pleted 230kg for his sec­ond, which was also enough to sur­pass the World Stan­dard for a new World Record. Tao opened with 215kg, then quickly jumped to 226kg for his sec­ond.

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