Mohammad Nassiri

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Mohammad Nassiri
Mohammad Nassiri 1.jpg
1966 Asian Games

Mohammad Nasiri Seresht (Persian: محمد نصیری سرشت‎‎, born 31 July 1945 in Tehran) is a retired Iranian weightlifter and an Olympic Gold Medalist for Iran.

In 1995 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[1]

Weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Olympic Champion (1968).
  • Silver Medalist in Olympic Games (1972).
  • Bronze Medalist in Olympic Games (1976).
  • Senior World Champion (1968–1970, 1973, and 1974).
  • Silver Medalist in Senior World Championships (1972).
  • Bronze Medalist in World Championships (1966, 1971, and 1976).
  • 4 Gold and 1 Silver in Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1974).
  • Set eighteen world records during career.

World Championships[edit]

Year Place Weight Medal
Press Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
1966 East Berlin, East Germany 56 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1968 Mexico City, Mexico 56 kg 1st, gold medalist(s)
1969 Warsaw, Poland 56 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1970 Columbus, United States 56 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1971 Lima, Peru 56 kg 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1972 Munich, West Germany 56 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1973 Havana, Cuba 52 kg 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1974 Manila, Philippines 52 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1976 Montreal, Canada 52 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1977 Stuttgart, West Germany 52 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Total: 10 1st, gold medalist(s), 7 2nd, silver medalist(s), 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

  • Olympic Games 1968, 1972 and 1976 counted as World Championships too.
  • No medals for individual lifts before 1969.
  • Press was removed from Olympic weightlifting after 1972.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 

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