Olympics: Weightlifting: Men’s +105kg : REZA ZADEH (IRI) wins gold

Athens 2004 Olympics Official Website
Aug 25 2004

Men’s +105kg : REZA ZADEH (IRI) wins gold

ATHENS, 25 August – Hossein REZA ZADEH (IRI) demoralised his
opponents with an awesome display of power to win Iran’s first gold
medal in Athens.

The 26-year-old won by 17.5kg in the super heavyweight +105kg
category after setting new World and Olympic records in the Clean and
Jerk with 263.5kg

REZA ZADEH lifted 472.5 in total to be the first Iranian athlete to
win two Olympic gold medals.

Latvia’s Viktors SCERBATIHS gave a solid display and was placed
second with 455kg, giving his country its first medal in
Weightlifting at the Olympic tournament

The 22-year-old Velichko CHOLAKOV (BUL) won the bronze medal with
447.5kg while Ukrainian Gennadiy KRASILNIKOV was placed fourth with
440kg lifted while competing in Group B earlier in the day.

German veteran Ronny WELLER, competing in a record fifth Olympic
Games, retired with a shoulder injury after his second attempt in
snatch. The injury robbed him of the chance of being the first
weightlifter to win five consecutive Olympic medals.

Armenia’s hopes of an Olympic medal in weightlifting vanished when
Ashot DANIELYAN failed to finish after missing his three snatch
attempts at 200kg.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress