Iran received 3 gold, two silver and one bronze medals and set a new record in the superheavyweight category of the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships in France, ISNA reported.
Iranian weightlifting champion Behdad Salimi has set a new world record in the superheavyweight category of the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships and grabbed 3 gold medals.
The 22-year-old world athlete managed to elevated 214 kilograms in the snatch section.
He eclipsed the previous record set by Iranian icon Hossein Rezazadeh, who had snatched 213 kilograms in 2003.
Salimi, the World Weightlifting Championship and Asian Games gold medalist, was successful on his first attempt at 201 kilograms, and then lifted 209 kilograms for the second. He managed to elevate 214 kilograms overhead in his third attempt.
The Iranian weightlifting champion lifted 250 kilograms in the clean and jerk.
Meanwhile, Iran's Sajjad Anoushiravani two silver and one bronze medals after he lifted 198 kilograms in the snatch section.
He also elevated 241 kilograms in the clean and jerk section of the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships on Sunday.
The 2011 World Weightlifting Championships opened in the French capital city of Paris on November 5 and wrapped up on November 13.
The sports event served as the qualification competition for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.