News ID: 198634
Published: 0309 GMT August 14, 2017

Former Iranian weightlifter dies at 41

Former Iranian weightlifter dies at 41

Sports Desk

Former Iranian weightlifter, Mohammad-Ali Falahatinejad passed away at the age of 41 on Monday in Tehran.

Falahatinejad, a former 77kg world gold medalist in 2003, had been suffering from kidney renal failure and was bedridden for nearly a month.

Falahatinejad was a bronze medalist at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, and also claimed a silver medal at the 2003 Asian championships.

After his retirement he joined Iran’s coaching staff and was even appointed as Iran’s head coach for a short spell in 2010.

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