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Iranian weightlifters have featured commendable performances at the first edition of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix Fajr Cup, picking up six more medals in the sporting event. 

On Wednesday, Iran’s Mohammad Reza Barari pocketed three gold medals in the 105-kilogram weight category at the Azadi Sport Complex in western Tehran.

Barari raised 184 kilograms overhead to claim the snatch gold medal. Austrian sportsman Sargis Martirosyan took the silver with a lift of 183 kilograms. Rodion Bochkov from Russia elevated 177 kilograms to pick up the bronze.

The Iranian athlete topped the clean and jerk podium with 220 kilograms. Serbia’s Nenad Kozic finished second and won the silver with 203 kilograms. Martirosyan scooped up the bronze with a lift of 203 kilograms.

Barari finished the competition tied on an aggregate of 404 kilograms. Martirosyan and Bochkov landed in the second and third overall slot with 386 and 378 kilograms respectively.

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