Another Medal for Iran

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Iran’s Navab Nasirshelal celebrates as he wins silver after a successful lift in the men’s 105kg Group A weightlifting clean and jerk competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN)

Iran is leading in medals for the region after Navab Nasirshelal just brought home the country’s fourth, a silver in the Men’s 105kg weightlifting competition.

The young wrestler looked proud as he stood on the podium with Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Poland’s Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk, who won gold and bronze respectively. The 23-year-old Nasirshelal is from the western city of Ahvaz and trains at the Melli Haffari club with his coach, Kourosh Bagheri.