Iran had senior and junior World Championship medallists on the podium in the 94 kilograms, one of three events they won on day two of the Fajr Cup here.
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On an historic day for sport in Iran, the country's National Olympic Committee said it would support a future bid to host the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.
Religious authorities from Khuzestan province have signed papers that will help Iran's national weightlifting federation to stage a landmark event tomorrow, and add to the growing popularity of the sport there.
Weightlifters from ten countries will compete in the Fajr Cup in Ahvaz this week, among them elite athletes from the host nation Iran, Iraqis, Syrians, Afghans - and one lone American.
In a week when three Americans are making an historic sporting visit to Iran, plans have been announced for a groundbreaking women's international match between Iran and the United States later this year.
The 2018 European Weightlifting Championships will take place next month as planned after the Romanian Weightlifting Federation stepped in at short notice to save the event.
Two European champions, a Commonwealth Games champion and a double world gold medallist tested positive at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Anaheim, California last month.
Doping outcry in Albania leaves European Weightlifting Championships without a home 10 weeks before start
The 2018 European Weightlifting Championships will be moved to another country at 10 weeks notice or postponed to a later date after Albania said it was unable to host the event.
Second positive for Albanian weightlifter means Mattie Rogers set move up to World Championships silver
An Albanian weightlifter who became her nation’s first female World Championships gold medallist in any sport in 2014, and won gold again last December, has tested positive for a second time.
Mario Martinez, the last American man to win an Olympic weightlifting medal, who was one of the most popular figures in the sport in the United States throughout the 1980s and 1990s, has died aged 60.
Banned weightlifter Ilya Ilyin sets sights on summer return despite two Olympic doping disqualifications
Ilya Ilyin, stripped of Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012, will return to the sport in June and is aiming to compete at Tokyo 2020.
Exclusive: Iranian weightlifter says he was inspired by Justin Gatlin after podium finish following eight year ban
Justin Gatlin, the sprinter who served two doping bans and was booed by the crowd on his way to victory over Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championships in London in August, served as an inspiration to an Iranian weightlifter who made a remarkable return to his sport after serving an eight-year ban.
British weightlifter Sonny Webster loses life savings in fight against "wholly unjustified" four-year doping ban
Sonny Webster, Great Britain’s only male weightlifter at the Rio 2016 Olympics who has called for life bans against doping cheats, has been banned from the sport for four years after testing positive for the prohibited substance ostarine.
For four years Chile’s weightlifting federation have known they had somebody very, very special in their midst, a potential world and Olympic champion - if only they could get him a Chilean passport.
One of the last remaining barriers to gender parity in weightlifting is to come down next year when women from Iran and Saudi Arabia compete internationally for the first time.