Siamand Rahman not to break world record in Japan

September 8, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian super heavyweight powerlifter Siamand Rahman says he is not going to break the world record in Japan.

The world’s stronger Paralympian will do at the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, between 8 and 12 September.

Rahman broke the 300kg barrier in the men´s over 107kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, lifting an unprecedented 310kg.

In 2017, he won his second world title. No one even comes close to the Iranian, who only competes against himself and his own strength.

The 30-year-old is one of the biggest Paralympic stars and will most certainly shine again at Tokyo 2020. His next competition will also be contested on Japanese soil: the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu.

“I will not try to break the world record in Japan,” he said.

 “I am saving my best lifts for October´s Asian Para Games and, of course, for the next Paralympic Games.

“At Indonesia 2018 and Tokyo 2020 you will witness what no other powerlifter has done before. I am saving the best possible lifts for then.”

The two-time Paralympic and world champion has already arrived in Japan and has started his trainings ahead of the competition together with the rest of the Iranian team.

Rahman has absolutely captivated the Japanese public. All those who meet him, either journalists, volunteers or other powerlifters, want to shake his hand or get a picture with their hero, Paralympic.org wrote.

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