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Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Sultan won three gold medals and the title of Best Lifter after a dominating performance at the 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting American Open Finals.
The 31-year-old athlete represented the Long Beach Weightlifting team. Sultan ended up moving to the US after a disagreement with the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation. His most recent victory came shortly after the Egyptian Federation was disqualified from participating internationally. He now resides in Long Beach with his wife Abeer Abdel Rahman, a fellow weightlifter and silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) banned the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation from participating in international competitions for two years, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after seven young weightlifters tested positive for doping in 2016.
The 2019 Nike USA Weightlifting American Open Finals took place in Salt Lake City, Utah between December 6th and December 8th.