0847 GMT June 25 2017
On Monday, Farzin, 32, who had taken part in the men’s -80-kilogram Group A powerlifting competitions at the 6500-seat indoor Riocentro-Pavilion 2 arena, raised 240 kilograms overhead to finish in the first place, Press TV reported.
“I had trained intensely for months to clinch this medal. I thank God that all my earlier efforts finally bore fruit, and I could bring honor to my family and nation,” Farzin said after the contest.
His Chinese competitor Gu Xiaofei claimed silver with a lift of 228kg. Uzbek weightlifter Giorgi Chkheidze elevated 207kg to earn the bronze medal.