Olympics-Weightlifting under fire from angry Iranians – 1.6 mln times

By Brian Oliver RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Angry Iranian sports fans have deluged the International Weightlifting Federation with more than 1.6 million online comments, many of them abusive, after the country’s biggest star failed to win a medal in Rio. The Iranian favourite, Behdad Salimikordasiabi, broke a world record in the first part of the competition, the snatch.

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