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Iran super heavyweight para powerlifter wins gold medal in world championships

Tehran, Iran's Siamand Rahman won the gold medal of 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships underway in NurSultan, Kazakhstan on Friday.

The Iranian Paralympics and twotime world champion lifted 265kg to rank first in the 107kg weight category and won the gold medal of world championships for the third time.

In his first attempt, Rahman lifted 250kg. Then he lifted 265kg in his second attempt. For his third attempt he offered to lift 280kg, but later refused to do so.

His compatriot Mansour Purmirzaei lifted 236kg to rank second while a representative from Iraq ranked third.

The tournament, which have been participated by 441 athletes from 78 countries, will come to an end on Saturday after the end of team competitions.

Iranian representatives grabbed 3 gold medals, 3 silver and a bronze one at the end of individual competitions.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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