World and Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hossein Reza-zadeh escaped unhurt from a car accident on the way to the weightlifting camp in northern Iran on Saturday. Reza-Zadeh was accompanied by former world champion and his present coach Kourosh Baqeri and secretary of the weightlifting federation Jalil Amiri when Amiri, the driver, lost control of the car and crashed into the mountainous side of the road.
Reports said that Reza-Zadeh escaped the accident unhurt while Baqeri was left with minor injuries in his shoulder.
Reza-Zadeh and his companions left the crash site in Siah Bisheh on Tehran-North Chaloos road in a police car, which took them to the weightlifting camp in the northern city of Chaboksar.
Weightlifting federation said that Reza-Zadeh, the strongest man on earth, is fully healthy and has no problem for resuming exercise.