Behdad Salimi

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Behdad Salimi
Personal information
Full name Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi[1]
Nationality  Iran
Born (1989-12-08) December 8, 1989 (age 24)[2]
Ghaemshahr, Iran
Residence Ghaemshahr, Iran
Education Physical Education
Alma mater Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Weight 171 kg (377 lb)[3]
Sport
Country  Iran
Sport Weightlifting
Club Zob Ahan [4]
Coached by Ghasem Ghazalian
Kourosh Bagheri
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 214 kg (2011, WR)
  • Clean and jerk: 255 kg (2014, AGR)
  • Total: 465 kg (2014, AGR)
Updated on 26 September 2014.

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.[5]

Career[edit]

At the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships Salimi won the gold medal in the +105 kg category.[6] 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.[7]

Salimi won the gold medal at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships in Paris, France on November 13, 2011, and set a new snatch world record of 214 kg.[5]

Salimi became the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the +105 kg category on August 7, 2012 with a 208 kg snatch, a 247 kg clean and jerk for a total of 455 kg.[8][9]

Leaving national team[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Record (kg) / Rank
Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
Olympic Games
2012 London, United Kingdom +105 kg 208 / 2 247 / 1 455 / 1st
World Championships
2010 Antalya, Turkey +105 kg 208 / 2nd 245 / 2nd 453 / 1st
2011 Paris, France +105 kg 214 WR / 1st 250 / 1st 464 / 1st
2014 Almaty, Kazakhstan +105 kg 206 / 2nd 251 / 3rd 457 / 2nd
Asian Games
2010 Guangzhou, China +105 kg 205 GR / 1 235 / 2 440 / 1st
2014 Incheon, South Korea +105 kg 210 GR / 1 255 GR / 1 465 GR / 1st
Asian Championships
2009 Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan +105 kg 190 / 1st 231 / 1st 421 / 1st
2011 Tongling, China +105 kg 208 / 1st 250 / 1st 458 / 1st
2012 Pyeongtaek, South Korea +105 kg 206 / 1st 245 / 1st 451 / 1st
World Junior Championships
2008 Cali, Colombia +105 kg 186 / 2nd 220 / 3rd 406 / 3rd
2009 Bucharest, Romania +105 kg 195 / 1st 228 / 1st 423 / 1st
Asian Junior Championships
2008 Jeonju, South Korea +105 kg 185 / 2nd 222 / 2nd 407 / 2nd

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