Sohrab Moradi Breaks Weightlifting World Record in Ashgabat 2017
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Olympic champion Sohrab Moradi broke the overall men’s 94 kilograms weightlifting world record at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games on Saturday.
Moradi registered a total of 413kg to beat the mark set by Greece’s Akakios Kakhiasvilis as far back as November 1999 by 1kg.
It came after he won the snatch with 185kg and the clean and jerk with 228kg.
"This is the result of many years of work and I am very happy and delighted for my efforts," Moradi, who managed a total of 403kg on his way to winning Olympic gold at Rio 2016, told insidethegames.
"One of my goals as an athlete was to win an Olympic title. This is important. But this one is also important because I really wanted to do it. I am happy to do this," he added.
Uzbekistan’s Farkhodbek Sobirov took the silver medal with 391kg, after finishing second in the snatch with 181kg and fourth in the clean and jerk with 210kg.
China’s Lu Hao rounded out the podium with 387kg having finished third in the snatch with 176kg and joint second in the clean and jerk, alongside Qatar’s Fares Elbakh, with 211kg.