Mohammad Nassiri

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Mohammad Nassiri
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Personal information
Born31 July 1945 (1945-07-31) (age 74)
Tehran, Iran[1]
Sport
SportWeightlifting
Coached byHenrik Tamraz[2]

Mohammad Nasiri Seresht (Persian: محمد نصیری سرشت‎, born 31 July 1945) is a retired Iranian weightlifter. He competed at the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. He also won gold medals at the Asian Games in 1966, 1970 and 1974 and at the world championships in 1968-70 and 1973-74, placing second in 1972 and third in 1966, 1971 and 1976.[1][3][4] Between 1966 and 1973 he set 15 ratified world records: 10 in clean and jerk, 3 in the press and 2 in the total.[5] In 1995 he was inducted into the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[6]

Nasiri took up weightlifting aged 13. He mostly competed in the 56 kg category, but for the 1973 World Championships in Havana he lowered his body weight to 52 kg, and even shaved his head for that. In Havana he set four world records within one day. He stayed in the 52 kg division for the rest of his career.[5][4]

World championships[edit]

Year Place Weight Medal
Press Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
1966 East Berlin, East Germany 56 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1968 Mexico City, Mexico 56 kg 1st, gold medalist(s)
1969 Warsaw, Poland 56 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1970 Columbus, United States 56 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1971 Lima, Peru 56 kg 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1972 Munich, West Germany 56 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1973 Havana, Cuba 52 kg 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1974 Manila, Philippines 52 kg 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
1976 Montreal, Canada 52 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1977 Stuttgart, West Germany 52 kg 2nd, silver medalist(s)
  • Olympic Games 1968, 1972 and 1976 counted as World Championships too.
  • No medals for individual lifts before 1969.
  • Press was removed from Olympic weightlifting after 1972.

Olympics[edit]

Year Venue Weight Military Press (kg) Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 4 Rank
Olympic Games
1964 Japan Tokyo, Japan 56 kg 97.5 102.5 105 4 85 90 90 22 120 120 120 18 310 15
1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 56 kg 112.5 117.5 117.5 4 100 105 105 3 142.5 150 -- 1 367.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
1972 Germany Munich, Germany 56 kg 120 125 127.5 1 100 105 105 10 142.5 152.5 152.5 1 370 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1976 Canada Montreal, Canada 52 kg 90 100 102.5 4 135 135 142.5 141.5 2 235 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

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