TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iranian female weightlifter Elham Husaini claimed the first medal for her country in an international competition.
She managed to gain a bronze medal in the women’s 76kg category of the international Naim Suleymanoglu competitions in Turkey.
Husaini hoisted 88kg in snatch, 110kg in clean and jerk to grab the bronze medal with a total of 198kg. She also enhanced the national record with 8kg in snatch and 10kg in clean and jerk.
Lifters from Turkey and Turkmenistan bagged the gold and silver medals of this category respectively.