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Iranian lifter snatches new world record

Rio de Janeiro: Iranian weightlifter Behdad Salimikordasiabi set a new world record of 216kg in the snatch in the men’s superheavyweight +105kg competition at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Salimikordasiabi, often called ‘Salimi’, had owned the record of 214kg going into the event only for Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze to lift 215 with his third attempt.

Lifter Mirabai aims for medal at Rio Games

Rio de Janeiro: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will have an outside chance of a podium finish for India when the weightlifter begins her campaign in the women’s 48kg category at the Rio Olympic Games here tomorrow. Another Indian in fray -Sivalingam Sathish Kumar will compete in men’s 77kg division on August 10. Mirabai, who earned the