KONYA, Turkish – Elham Husseini has gained the first gold medal in the history of Iranian women’s weightlifting after shining out in the 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Games in the Turkish city of Konya.
In the 81-kg category, Husseini lifted the 95-kg weight in her first move in snatch, 100-kg in her second move and won the gold medal on Sunday evening.
However, she failed to lift the 103-kg weight in her third move.
In clean and jerk, she won two bronze medals after lifting the 117-kg weight for her first move, and the 123-kg weight for her second move.
She could not lift the 127-kg weight in her third move.
Husseini’s name had already gone down in the history of Iran’s sports as the first Iranian female weightlifter to have ever won a medal.
She claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation tournament in Turkey.
Rasoul Motamedi Wins
On Monday, Iran’s weightlifter Rasoul Motamedi gained a gold medal in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkey.
Rasoul Motamedi in the 102kg category won three gold medals in the event.
Motamedi lifted the 177 weight in the snatch, the 223 kg in the clean and jerk, and won the third gold medal with an overall of 400 kg.
He also tried to break the world record but failed.
Another Iranian representative in the games Amir Hoghoghi finished fifth in the games with a record of 165 in the snatch, 211 kg in the clean and jerk and an overall of 376 kg.
In the same competition, Reza Beiralvand won a gold medal in the men’s 96kg on Sunday.
More than 4,000 athletes from 56 countries compete in the Games in Konya, Turkey.
There are 19 sports and four Para sports on the program.