IAU Para Powerlifters Shine at World Para Weightlifting C’ships

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 16:22

Iran's national team has won the title at the World Para Weightlifting Championships in Mexico City.

According to an ISCA report, competing in the +107kg class, Siamand Rahman, student of Urmia IAU, hit 261kg in his first attempt. In the second and third attempts, Rahman lifted 275kg and 285kg respectively to win the gold on December 7. However, he did not come near his own world record.

Mansour Pourmirzaei, A PE student of Rafsanjan IAU also claimed a silver medal at the men’s over 107kg class following a 241kg lift.

The 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships kicked off on December 2 and concluded on December 8. The Islamic Republic of Iran National Paralympic Committee (IRINPC) dispatched a 14-strong powerlifting delegation to the world championships.

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