Kianoush Rostami (Persian: کیانوش رستمی, born 23 July 1991) is an Iranian Olympic weightlifter. He represented Iran at the 2016 Olympic Games, in the category of 85 kg, he placed first, winning the gold medal and setting a new world record with a total lift of 396 kilograms.
Kianoush Rostami with gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Native name||کیانوش رستمی|
|Born||23 July 1991|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) (2016)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb) (2016)|
|Achievements and titles|
Rostami also received a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. If confirmed, it will be later upgraded to a silver after Apti Aukhadov tested positive for dehydrochloromethyltestosterone from samples taken in 2012.
Rostami won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 85 kg category with a total of 380 kg. In June 2016 it was announced that the original silver medal winner Apti Aukhadov had tested positive for prohibited substances and therefore disqualified for his medal. Rostami's medal was upgraded to a silver medal.
In 2016, while competing at the Fajr Cup, in Tehran, Iran, Kianoush broke the Clean and jerk world record for his weight division, lifting 220 kg. Kianoush also broke the world record for his total, with 395 kg.
Kianoush Rostami competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, representing Iran in the 85 kg weight division. He won the gold medal in the 85 kg weight class at the 2016 Summer Olympics by tying an Olympic record with a 217 kg clean and jerk – set by Tian Tao just minutes prior – and setting a world record total with 396 kg.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Record (kg) / Rank|
|2012||London, United Kingdom||85 kg||171 / 4||209 / 3||380 /|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||85 kg||179 / 1||217 / 1||396 WR /|
|2010||Antalya, Turkey||77 kg||161 /||193 / 5||354 / 4|
|2011||Paris, France||85 kg||173 /||209 /||382 /|
|2014||Almaty, Kazakhstan||85 kg||178 /||213 /||391 /|
|2015||Houston, United States||85 kg||173 /||214 /||387 /|
|2017||Anaheim, United States||85 kg||174 /||No mark||No mark|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||85 kg||165 / 5||200 / 6||365 / 6|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||85 kg||172 / 1||208 / 2||380 /|
|2018||Jakarta, Indonesia||94 kg||175 / 2||No mark||No mark|
|2008||Kanazawa, Japan||69 kg||131 / 10||No mark||No mark|
|2011||Tongling, China||85 kg||162 /||201 /||363 /|
|2012||Pyeongtaek, South Korea||85 kg||172 /||211 /||383 /|
|World Junior Championships|
|2010||Sofia, Bulgaria||77 kg||160 /||187 /||347 /|
|2011||Penang, Malaysia||85 kg||168 /||210 /||378 /|
|2016||Tehran, Iran (Fajr Cup)||85 kg||175 / 1||220 WR / 1||395 WR / 1|
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- "1st International Fajr Cup – IWF Grand Prix, Olympic Qualification Event | International Weightlifting Federation". www.iwf.net. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "ROSTAMI Kianoush". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "Results - Mens 85kg - Weightlifting - Rio 2016 - Olympics". BBC Sport.