|Full name||Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi|
December 8, 1989 |
|Alma mater||Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||165 kg (360 lb)|
|Coached by||Ghasem Ghazalian
|Achievements and titles|
|Updated on 26 July 2012.|
Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi (Persian: بهداد سلیمی كردآسیابی, born December 8, 1989 in Ghaemshahr) is an Iranian weightlifter in the +105 kg category. Salimi currently holds the world record in the snatch with 214 kg in his weight class.
At the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships Salimi won the gold medal in the +105 kg category. Salimi won gold again in the +105 kg category at the 2010 Asian Games with a 205 kg snatch and a 235 kg clean and jerk.
Leaving national team
After 2012 London Olympic games he and other Olympic medalists of Iran protested against Iran's national weightlifting team head coach Kourosh Bagheri for using offensive language in training and declined to attend national team exercises. As a result of a heavy argument on a live TV debate between Salimi and Kourosh Bagheri, the Iranian Weightlifting Federation dismissed Salimi and other weightlifters, who later on sided by Salimi in public and did not invite any of the London medalists for the 2013 Asian Weightlifting Championships and 2013 World Weightlifting Championships.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Record (kg) / Rank|
|2012||London, United Kingdom||+105 kg||208 / 2||247 / 1||455 /|
|2010||Antalya, Turkey||+105 kg||208 /||245 /||453 /|
|2011||Paris, France||+105 kg||214 WR /||250 /||464 /|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||+105 kg||205 GR / 1||235 / 2||440 /|
|2009||Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan||+105 kg||190 /||231 /||421 /|
|2011||Tongling, China||+105 kg||208 /||250 /||458 /|
|2012||Pyeongtaek, South Korea||+105 kg||206 /||245 /||451 /|
|World Junior Championships|
|2008||Cali, Colombia||+105 kg||186 /||220 /||406 /|
|2009||Bucharest, Romania||+105 kg||195 /||228 /||423 /|
|Asian Junior Championships|
|2008||Jeonju, South Korea||+105 kg||185 /||222 /||407 /|
- 2012 Olympics Official Profile
- "Behdad Salimi: 214-kg World Record Snatch". IronMind. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Behdad Salimi Wins the Supers at the World Weightlifting Championships". IronMind. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Asian Games Weightlifting: Behdad Salimi Wins the Supers!". IronMind. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Iran’s Behdad Salimi Won Gold Medal in Men’s Weightlifting +105kg". Kabir News. Retrieved 2012-08-07.