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