Urmia IAU Paralympian Shortlisted for ‘Best Powerlifter of 2018’

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 16:20

A student of Islamic Azad University, Urmia branch and two-time Paralympic gold medalist, Siamand Rahman has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Powerlifter of 2018’ following the four Regional Championships.

According to the World Para Powerlifting, the final four nominees for receiving ‘Best Powerlifter of 2018’ have been announced among which the name of world and Paralympics record holder Siamand Rahman can be seen.

Other three nominees include Jhon Castaneda (Colombia), Mariana Shevchuk (Ukraine), and Sherif Osman (Egypt).

“The public can now vote for their winner on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,” notes the official website of World Para Powerlifting, adding, “The powerlifter with the most combined votes across all social media pages will be the winner.”

Rahman was named the “Best Asian-Oceanian Powerlifter” after comfortably winning the men's over 107kg with a 285kg lift at Kitakyushu 2018.

Individuals can vote until 12:00 (CEST) on January 9 for the powerlifter they want to be the ‘Best of 2018.’


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