Siamand Rahman wins second world title, Iran wins championship

TEHRAN, Dec. 08 (MNA) – Iranian powerful Paralympian Siamand Rahman won his second championship at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City to let Iran win the title of event before the conclusion of competitions.

Iran’s 29-year-old Paralympian Siamand Rahman who set the world record of 310kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, displayed his strength by comfortably winning the men’s over 107kg and confirming his status as the world’s strongest Paralympian on the penultimate day (7 December) of competition at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City.

Despite not attempting the world record it was still an impressive display from the champion. He led comfortably from round one with a lift of 265kg, before lifts of 275kg and finally 285kg saw him secure gold with a winning margin of 41kg.

It was an Iranian 1-2 in the category as Mansour Pourmirzaei took silver following a 241kg lift, while Jordan´s Jamil Elshebli (235kg) sealed bronze.

The Iranian team believes the judge made mistake and Pourmirzaei deserved the gold.

With the medals garnered by the two Iranian athletes, the national team of Iran wins the championship three days before the event closed.  

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