Iran’s Weightlifter Hashemi Snatches Bronze: Asian Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian heavyweight weightlifter Ali Hashemi claimed a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.

Hashemi finished in third place in the the men's 105kg at the JIExpo Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He lifted 184kg in the snatch and hoisted 219kg in clean and jerk for a total of 403kg.

Uzbekistan’s weightlifter claimed the title with 421kg and Iraqi Salwan Jasim Abbood Alaifuri came second with 405kg.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event. The event is underway from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.

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