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Man said he's half-brother of 'Iranian Hercules'

Updated: January 26, 2005, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran -- A man with an uncanny resemblance to Iran's best-loved Olympic champion has been arrested for making $705,000 in scams by pretending to be the gold-medalist's brother, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

The Iran daily showed a photograph of a man who looked like "Iranian Hercules" Hossein Rezazadeh.

Hailed as "the world's strongest man," Rezazadeh smashed the world super-heavyweight weightlifting record to win gold in Sydney in 2000 and repeated the feat in Athens.

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