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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Rezazadeh Invited to California GP


World’s +105kg weightlifting champion, Hossein Rezazadeh, was invited to take part in a grand prix in theU.S. state of California.

President ofIran’s Weightlifting Federation, Ali Moradi, and the IWF secretary general Darab Riahi are also among the invitees.

The action film hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was recently elected as the newCalifornia governor is to sponsor the meet, Arnold Expo, under the supervision of the International Weightlifting Federation.

According to IRNA reporter inVancouver, the U.S. officials offered their invitation to Moradi inVancouver, southwest of Canada, where the 73rd World Weightlifting Championships were held from Nov. 14-22.

The organizing committee of Arnold Expo is to officially invite the Iranian trio.

Winning four gold Medals and one bronze (117 points),Iran followed champion China, Turkey, Russia, and Romania which ranked first to fourth with 172, 164, 153, and 119 points respectively.

Taken From; http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=11/29/03&Cat=6&Num=004

Daei Unperturbed by Scoring Record

TEHRAN- Iran skipper Ali Daei is none too concerned about emulating the scoring record of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.

Daei may be one goal away from Puskas’s record of 84 goals in international matches but for now, the forward is just concentrated on getting another victory at home when Iran play hosts to Lebanon this weekend.

"Even if the number of my goals exceeds that of Puskas, I will remain with the national team as long as they need me," said the former Bayern Munich striker. "I have no plans to quit the national side."

"As the best team of the group (on paper), we have to win the match. But this victory is possible only if the Iranians put the coaches’ instructions into practice on the pitch."

Taken From: http://www.iransportspress.com/artman/publish/article_349.shtml

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