Iran's Hashemi win overall gold at men's 105kg of weightlifting worlds

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-05 19:58:48|Editor: pengying
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ANAHEIM, United States, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Ali Hashemi on Monday claimed overall gold of men's 105kg at the world weightlifting championships with 404kg after winning the snatch with 183kg and finishing third in the clean and jerk with 221kg.

Hashemi, 26, became the first world champion from his country in the category.

Last year's European champion Arturs Plesnieks of Latvia was the overall runner-up with 402kg having come fourth in the snatch with 180kg and second in the clean and jerk with 222kg.

Rounding out the top three was Uzbekistan's Ivan Efremov with 399kg. The 31-year-old finished second in the snatch with 182kg and fifth in the clean and jerk with 217kg.

He had the opportunity to successfully defend the snatch gold medal he won in Houston in 2015, but failed with his last lift at 186kg.

South Korea's Seo Huiyeop was the clean and jerk gold medalist with 222kg and ended up fourth overall with 394kg.