As it was expected by many experts, Iranian Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi won the gold medal of men’s weightlifting in +105kg category.
Behdad Salimi won this title with a 208 kg snatch and a 247 kg clean and jerk.
Its noteworthy that Salimi currently holds the world record in the snatch with 214 kg in his weight class. He used to won gold medal in 2010 World Weightlifting Championships, 2010 Asian Games and 2011 World Weightlifting Championships which held in Paris, France.
Salimi started his career at the age of 12 in the city of Qaemshahr. He took up this sport because his body type was similar to his favorite weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh and he was supported by his parents. Currently he is a member of Melli Haffari Ahvaz club. Salimi has studied Physical Education in Qaemshahr University of Iran.