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WATCH LIVE: Weightlifting concludes with men’s super heavyweights

2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) Gor Minasyan of Georgia, Aleksei Lovchev of Russia and Lasha Talakhadze of Estonia pose on the podium after scoring the top total scores in the men’s +105kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 28, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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The men’s weightlifting super heavyweight division is on the schedule for Wednesday, with Iran’s Behdad Salimikordasiabi among the gold medal contenders. The current world record holder in the snatch with a lift of 214 kilograms (471.8 pounds), Salimikordasiabi is considered to be one of the world’s strongest men.

But he’ll have plenty of competition Tuesday evening in Group A, with the reigning world champion in Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze also competing. The top three finishers in last year’s world championships are in Group A, with Estonia’s Mart Seim and Armenia’s Gor Minasyan also in Rio. There may not be any Americans in this competition, but with the weightlifters providing some of the best celebrations to go along with their weightlifting feats this is a competition you won’t want to miss.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s super heavyweight, Group B -- 2:30 p.m. Eastern

WATCH LIVE: Men’s super heavyweight, Group A -- 6 p.m. Eastern