Sohrab Moradi from Iran has been nominated for the Best Male Lifter in 2018 by the International Weightlifting Federation.
The Iranian weightlifter has had an incredible 2018 competitive season. In August, he blew the weightlifting community’s mind with his 189kg world record snatch in the -94kg weight class. Then in November at the IWF World Championships, Moradi swept gold and set three world records in the brand new -96kg weight class.
Moradi must vie with Indonesian Eko Yuli Irawan (61kg), Xiaojun Liu from China (81kg), Armenian Simon Martirosyan (109kg) and Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia (+109kg).
The deadline to register to vote is Jan. 31.
The Lifter of the Year election was initiated by the late Jenő Boskovics (Hungarian), the founding Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. After his death in 2010, World Weightlifting created a Challenge Trophy in Memoriam Jenő Boskovics.
The same Trophy – one for Men, one for Women – has been awarded annually ever since to the Best Male and Best Female Weightlifter of the World. Every year, the new names are engraved on the Trophies.