Sunday 18 August 2019
News ID: 68271
Publish Date: 19 July 2019 - 22:04

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (Dispatches) – Siamand Rahman from Iran won a gold medal in the men's over 107kg at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on Friday.
Rahman, two-time Paralympics gold medalist, won the gold medal thanks to a 265kg lift.
Mansour Pourmirzaei, also from Iran, grabbed a silver with 236kg.
The bronze medal went to Iraqi Faris Al Ageeli who lifted 235kg.
Aliakbar Gharibshi seized a silver medal at event on Thursday.
Mongolia's Sodnompiljee Enkhbayar beat his own global mark of 244kg, set at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia's capital Jakarta in October, with a lift of 247kg in the men's up to 107kg category.
Gharibshi finished second with 240kg, having failed at 250kg and 254kg.
Rounding off the podium was Mexico's Jose De Jesus Castillo with 235kg.
Iran’s Rouhollah Rostami and Hamed Solhipour had previously won two gold medals in the men's up to 80kg and 97kg, respectively.
Nader Moradi in the men’s up to 72kg and Aliakbar Gharibshi in the men’s up to 107kg had won two silvers and Amir Jafari seized a bronze medal in the men’s up to 65kg.



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