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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
Kianoush Rostami at the 2016 Summer Olympics (20).jpg
Kianoush Rostami with gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Native name کیانوش رستمی
Nationality Iranian
Born (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 27)
Kermanshah, Iran
Residence Kermanshah, Iran
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) (2016)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb) (2016)
Sport
Country Iran
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –85 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 179 kg (2016)
  • Clean and jerk: 220 kg (2016, WR)
  • Total: 396 kg (2016, WR)
Kianoush Rostami at the 2016 Summer Olympics (14).jpg

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.

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CareerEdit

Rostami won the gold medal in the Men's 85 kg weight class at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Kianoush Rostami competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, representing Iran in the 85 kg weight division.[5] 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.[6]

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Record (kg) / Rank
Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
Olympic Games
2012 London, United Kingdom 85 kg 171 / 4 209 / 3 380 /  
2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 85 kg 179 / 1 217 / 1 396 WR /  
World Championships
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
Asian Games
2010 Guangzhou, China 85 kg 165 / 5 200 / 6 365 / 6
2014 Incheon, South Korea 85 kg 172 / 1 208 / 2 380 /  
Asian Championships
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 /  
Minor Competitions
2016 Tehran, Iran (Fajr Cup) 85 kg 175 / 1 220 WR / 1 395 WR / 1

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