Behdad Salimi

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Behdad Salimi
Behdad Salimi Rio16.jpg
Behdad Salimi in 2016, during the olympic games
Personal information
Full name Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi[1]
Nickname(s) "Iranian Hercules"[2]
Nationality  Iran
Born (1989-12-08) December 8, 1989 (age 26)[3]
Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
Residence Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
Education Physical Education
Alma mater Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)[3]
Weight 169.79 kg (374.3 lb)[4]
Sport
Country  Iran
Sport Weightlifting
Club Zob Ahan[5]
Coached by Ghasem Ghazalian
Kourosh Bagheri
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 216 kg (2016, WR)
  • Clean and jerk: 255 kg (2014, AGR)
  • Total: 465 kg (2014, AGR)

Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi (Persian: بهداد سلیمی كردآسیابی‎‎, born December 8, 1989 in Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran) is an Iranian weightlifter in the +105 kg category. Salimi currently holds the world record in the snatch with 216 kg in his weight class.[6]

Career[edit]

Behdad Salimi in 2016

At the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships Salimi won the gold medal in the +105 kg category.[7] 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.[8]

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.[6]

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.[9][10]

Despite a torn ACL, total knee re-construction and over two years out of the game, Behdad Salimi returned to weightlifting in 2016 to compete in the Fajr Cup, held in Tehran, Iran and won gold.[11]

Salimi made a weightlifting comeback, in the Rio 2016 Olympics,[12] 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 controversialy disqualified by the jury.[13] Iran’s National Olympics Committee filed an application to the CAS.[14] The International Weightlifting Federation website was hacked on the next morning and its Instagram page flooded with over 285,000 comments.[15]

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 Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom +105 kg 201 205 208 2 247 264 -- 1 455 1st, gold medalist(s)
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil +105 kg 206 211 216 1 245 245 245 - - -
World Championships
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey +105 kg 203 208 211 2nd, silver medalist(s) 241 245 247 2nd, silver medalist(s) 453 1st, gold medalist(s)
2011 France Paris, France +105 kg 201 209 214 1st, gold medalist(s) 241 250 260 1st, gold medalist(s) 464 1st, gold medalist(s)
2014 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan +105 kg 206 211 211 2nd, silver medalist(s) 246 251 257 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 457 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Asian Games
2010 China Guangzhou, China +105 kg 201 201 205 1 235 241 241 2 440 1st, gold medalist(s)
2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea +105 kg 200 210 215 1 241 255 -- 1 465 1st, gold medalist(s)
Asian Championships
2009 Kazakhstan Taldykorgan, kazakhstan +105 kg 180 190 197 1st, gold medalist(s) 220 231 -- 1st, gold medalist(s) 421 1st, gold medalist(s)
2011 China Tongling, China +105 kg 200 205 208 1st, gold medalist(s) 241 250 -- 1st, gold medalist(s) 458 1st, gold medalist(s)
2012 South Korea Pyeongtaek, South Korea +105 kg 196 201 206 1st, gold medalist(s) 245 260 260 1st, gold medalist(s) 451 1st, gold medalist(s)
Fajr cup
2016 Iran Tehran, Iran +105 kg 195 201 205 1st, gold medalist(s) 225 231 231 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 430 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Junior Championships
2008 Colombia Cali, Colombia +105 kg 181 186 190 2nd, silver medalist(s) 220 226 226 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 406 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2009 Romania Bukarest, Romania +105 kg 181 190 195 1st, gold medalist(s) 222 228 235 1st, gold medalist(s) 423 1st, gold medalist(s)
Asian Junior Championships
2008 South Korea Jeonju, South Korea +105 kg 185 2nd, silver medalist(s) 222 2nd, silver medalist(s) 407 2nd, silver medalist(s)

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