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02-09-2012, 01:02 AM
Iran weightlifters aid earthquake victims
Source - www.iwf.net (http://www.iwf.net/2012/08/30/iran-weightlifters-aid-earthquake-victims/)

Weightlifters all around the world participated in days of celebrations returning to their home countries after the London 2012 Olympic Games with their Olympic Medals. The story was different for the Iranian weightlifters, who displayed solidarity and fair play to help the victims of twin earthquakes that jolted the country’s northwestern in the East Azerbaijan Province.

On August 11, only three days after the weightlifting competitions ended in London, two strong earthquakes of 6.4 and 6.3 magnitudes rocked the area, killing 306 people and injuring thousands of others.

Right after the tremor, the Iranian Superheavy-weight category’s silver medallist, Sajjad Anoushiravani, went to the quake-stricken area and joined the rescue teams in the region to help with the dispatching of emergency supplies....

Sajjad Anoushiravan during his 198kg snatch attempt at the 2012 london olympicsi