Weightlifting preview: Behdad Salimi out to prove he’s the world’s strongest man

EVENT TIMES AND LVE STREAM LINKS

2:30 PM ET – Men’s +105 group B

6:00 PM ET – Men’s +105 group A

THE COMPETITORS

Men’s +105 group B

Fernando Salas Manguis (ECU)
Man Asaad (SYR)
Ihor Shymechko (UKR)
Aliaksei Mzhachyk (BLR)
Chen Shih-Chieh (TPE)
Ondrej Kruzel (SVK)
Alexej Prochorow (GER)
Peter Nagy (HUN)
Igor Olshanetskyi (ISR)
Rustam Djangabaev (UZB)
Sardorbek Dusmurotov (UZB)
Walid Bidani (ALG)

Men’s +105 group A

Gor Minasyan (ARM)
Fernando Saraiva (BRA)
Irakli Turmanidze (GEO)
Hojamuhammet Toychyyev (TKM)
Almir Velagic (GER)
Ruben Aleksanyan (ARM)
Behdad Salimikordasiabi (IRI)
Ahmed Mohamed (EGY)
Jiri Orsag (CZE)
Lasha Talakhadze (GEO)
Mart Seim (EST)

WHO TO WATCH

Salimi. He’s considered the world’s strongest man. He’s got the amazing nickname of the “Iranian Hercules.” He has insane strength. Watch and enjoy.

WORLD RECORDS
Snatch – 214.0kg/471.8 lbs Behdad Salimikordasiabi (IRI)
Clean and Jerk – 263.0kg/579.8 lbs Hossein Rezazadeh (IRI)
Total – 472.0kg/1,040 lbs Hossein Rezazadeh (IRI)