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Iranian athlete breaks world power lifting record

Tehran, Iranian para powerlifter broke the junior Asian and world records in 2018 Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Championships on Saturday and snatched a gold medal.

Alireza Izadi broke the Asian and world record at Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Championships held in Japan in 49 kg group.

He won a gold medal in junior category as well as a bronze in adult category with a best lift of 140 kg.

The 2018 Para Powerlifting Asia-Oceania Open Championships is underway Sept 8-12 in Kitakyushu, Japan.

This competition is also considered as the qualification stage for 2020 Summer Paralympics held in Tokyo, Japan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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