Siamand Rahman takes gold at World Para Powerlifting Championships

July 19, 2019 - 15:24

TEHRAN - The world's strongest Paralympian Siamand Rahman claimed a gold medal at the Nur-Sultan 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships on Friday.

Rahman, who holds the world record of 310kg in the menĀ“s over 107kg, lifted 265kg to win his third successive gold medal in the world championships.

His countryman Mansour Pourmirzaei was a distant runner-up with 236kg, bettering third-placed Faris Al Ageeli from Iraq by 1kg.

Iran wrapped up the competitions with three gold medals, three silvers and one bronze.

A total of 441 athletes from 78 nations competed at World Para Powerlifting Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The IPC Powerlifting World Championships, is an event organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Competitors with a physical disability compete, and in a few events athletes with an intellectual disability compete. First held in 1994, the competition is held every four years.