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Iranian breaks 19-year-old weightlifting record

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Iran’s Sohrab Moradi lifts during the clean and jerk men’s 94-kilogram weightlifting Group A event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.
(Bay Ismoyo / AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has broken a 19-year-old world record.

The 29-year-old Moradi set a record for the snatch in the 94-kilogram division en route to the Asian Games gold medal on Saturday. He completed his set of world marks in the division when he lifted 189 kilograms (416.7 pounds) in the snatch to break Akakios Kakiasvilis’ record of 188 kilos set in 1999.

Moradi went on to set a games record with a total of 410 kilos.


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