Kianoush Rostami: Olympic Bronze Medal

Iran's first medal in London

>>>: World champion Kianoush Rostami of Iran has won the bronze medal in the weightlifting competitions in the London 2012 Olympic Games with an aggregate of 380kg in the men’s 85kg category. Rostami, 21, lifted 171kg in snatch and 209kg in clean and jerk Friday night to bag the first medal for Iran in this year’s Olympic Games. He missed his 214kg clean and jerk to win the gold Press TV


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The unique Iranian sportsman

by Khebedin on

The unique Iranian sportsman character " Shiveh Mardanegi" is still alive in Iran. I have not seen such minds anywhere else in the world. It is worth a lot more than many gold medals. He was almost shocked to hear the question, and very politely said:  من بدی حریفم را نمی‌خوام


Proud of him! Next time, he should run for us!

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

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Beauty of - "Friendly Competition"

by Hafez for Beginners on



In the second interview:

Interviewer: "Weren't you pleased the others started messing up and losing? Did you jump up and down with joy? The Russians and the Poles were looking very happy when you lost!"

Kianoush Rostami: "Not really, I never pray for anyone to lose. Friendly competition is much more beautiful to me."

What a beautiful soul! 

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by Hafez for Beginners on


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من بدی حریفم را نمی‌خوام



by yolanda on

Thank you, DM, for your kind words!

Dr. Mohandes


by Dr. Mohandes on

It is much better to have non-iranians involved in our affairs than the so called iranians.

Thanks yolanda. Your work and supports makes up for all the ill effects some others exact on this site. 


Congrats to him and his family....

by Bavafa on

Job well done. 

May life brings him success and happiness.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



"how much more peaceful can a nation go?!"

by yolanda on

Many nations don't have mandatory military service! In Iran, only the Olympic medalists can skip military service! So far, only one man does not need to serve in the military! Wow!

First Amendment

"I hope they don't cut his chicken supplies!"

by First Amendment on

I should've posted the news item in English.........the medalists will be rewarded with exclusion from the mandatory military much more peaceful can a nation go?!.........thanks for your interest in our national affairs........



by yolanda on

I hope he will be rewarded for his hardwork! I hope they don't cut his chicken supplies!