2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Final - Men's +105kg - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. Behdad Salimikordasiabi (IRI) of Iran reacts after an unsuccessful lift. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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The International Weightlifting Federation website was hacked Wednesday and its Instagram page flooded with over 285,000 comments after Iran's star lifter Behdad Salimikordasiabi controversially crashed out of the Rio Games.Tens of thousands of Iranians also poured on to the federation's Instagram page in the hours after the jury's decision.Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram is not blocked by authorities in the Islamic republic and has become hugely popular among the country's young, well-connected population.Salimikordasiabi set a new world record of 216kg in the snatch, and was leading Georgian lifter Lasha Talakhadze by 1kg as they went into the clean and jerk.
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