IWF Lifters of the Year: Iran’s Sohrab Moradi Comes Third
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi finished in third place in the 2017 IWF Lifters of the Year.
Both the male and the female categories received 23,301 votes.
Georgia’s Lasha Talakhade, +105kg weight class lifter, received 9,804 votes while second place finisher Egyptian Ihab Mahmoud got 8,491 votes and Moradi came third with 3,142.
Moradi snatched a gold medal at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships
He also broke two world records in winning the 94 kilogram class.
Spain’s Lydia Valentin Perez, -75kg weight class woman lifter, won by an enormous margin, receiving more votes than the four runners up combined: 16,406. Second place went to Taiwanese athlete Kuo Hsing-Chun with 2,917 votes, followed by Sarah Robles of the United States with 1,606.
The IWF has held the Lifter of the Year competition since 1982, though it only opened to female athletes in 1991.