Behdad Salimi in 2016, during the olympic games
|Full name||Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi|
December 8, 1989 |
Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
|Residence||Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran|
|Alma mater||Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr|
|Height||197 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||169.79 kg (374.3 lb)|
|Coached by||Ghasem Ghazalian
|Achievements and titles|
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.
Salimi made a weightlifting comeback, in the Rio 2016 Olympics, where he bettered his own world record in the snatch and completed a clean & jerk lift which was approved by all three referees before being controversially disqualified by the jury. Iran’s National Olympics Committee filed an application to the CAS. The International Weightlifting Federation website was hacked on the next morning and its Instagram page flooded with over 285,000 comments.
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||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2012||London, United Kingdom||+105 kg||201||205||208||2||247||--||1||455|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||+105 kg||206||211||216||1||-||-||-|
|2010||Antalya, Turkey||+105 kg||203||208||241||245||453|
|2011||Paris, France||+105 kg||201||209||214||241||250||464|
|2014||Almaty, Kazakhstan||+105 kg||206||246||251||457|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||+105 kg||201||205||1||235||2||440|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||+105 kg||200||210||1||241||255||--||1||465|
|2009||Taldykorgan, kazakhstan||+105 kg||180||190||220||231||--||421|
|2011||Tongling, China||+105 kg||200||205||208||241||250||--||458|
|2012||Pyeongtaek, South Korea||+105 kg||196||201||206||245||451|
|2016||Tehran, Iran||+105 kg||195||201||205||225||430|
|World Junior Championships|
|2008||Cali, Colombia||+105 kg||181||186||220||406|
|2009||Bukarest, Romania||+105 kg||181||190||195||222||228||423|
|Asian Junior Championships|
|2008||Jeonju, South Korea||+105 kg||185||222||407|
- 2012 Olympics Official Profile
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- "Behdad Salimi". iwf.net. IWF. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- سليمي به تيم وزنهبرداري ذوب آهن پيوست ورزش ۳
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- "Behdad Salimi: 216-kg World Record Snatch". IronMind. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- "Iran's Behdad Salimi Won Gold Medal in Men's Weightlifting +105kg". Kabir News. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- Bend, Bar (2016-06-02). "Behdad Salimi Returns to Competition, Goes 205/225 at Fajr Cup". Bar Bend Blog. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- "Top weightlifters to watch in Rio". Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- "Iran slam Olympic lifting conspiracy as riot police called". Retrieved 17 August 2016.
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