Iranian Hercules withdraws from the Beijing Olympics

Iranian weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh has withdrawn from the Beijing Olympics. He won a gold medal in Sydney and Athens and due to a traffic accident which injured his knee last year, he has been advised by his doctors to avoid heavy activity.

“I am confident that my young friends will be well able to repeat the national honor in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Therefore, I accept the doctors’ recommendation,” Rezazadeh was quoted as saying.

Rashid Sharifi will be taking his place.

Posted by Mike 9 years ago

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