Iran's Kianoush Rostami

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Iran's Kianoush Rostami

Kianoush Rostami broke his own world record to win gold in the men's 85kg weightlifting and clinch Iran's first medal of the Games, before promising it would not be the last.

Rostami, 25, a bronze medallist in the same category in London four years ago, made 217kg with his final clean and jerk for a total of 396kg, beating his world record by one kilogram.

Rostami looked supremely confident throughout, though he said he was not as sure as he looked when he went for the winning lift.

Rostami coaches himself, a point he made several times to the reporters after sealing gold.

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