'I didn't expect that I could win and break the [world] record in this [final],' says Iranian weightlifter.
Men’s 94 kg weightlifting: Gold (410 kg), Islamic Republic of Iran
In the name of the Iranian people, I dedicate this gold medal to my country.I didn't expect that I could win and break the [world] record in this [final].There are not many weightlifters in 94 kilogram class in Iran, but that hasn’t discouraged me from continuing to excel. I’ve won four [regional and international] weightlifting competitions in a row.
I hope that I can add more titles by becoming a weightlifter who wins five consecutive gold medals in international competitions.
[Fellow Iranian weightlifter] Kianoush Rostami is my junior. I often practice with him. I pray for the best for him. I hope he and I can compete together in the 94 kg class.