Weightlifting is the country’s most popular sport. He was promised a car, a house and an island if he won the competition in the Olympic 2004.
Reza Zadeh showed his dominance by lifting 550 lb.
He is the new "world’s strongest man" in 2004 Olympics.
He won for Iran the only gold medal in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Hossein Reza Zadeh Detailed Biography -
Reza Zadeh, a 345-pound giant, is a national hero in Iran. Hossein Reza Zadeh was born in Ardabil, Iran. He is 6'1" and weighs 350 lbs. He is one large man. He destroyed everyone this year in the Olympics 2004 in weightlifting, besting the nearest competitor by 30 pounds. Half of the competition was eliminated before he even took his first lift. In the over-105kg category, he broke his own Olympic record, which was 263 kg. He is the new "Beast from the Middle East".