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Iranians win gold in IPC World Powerlifting Championships

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran's Hamzeh Mohammadi and Ali Nejatkhah claimed gold medals in the International Paralympic Council (IPC) World Powerlifting Championships on Tuesday.

Mohammadi won the gold medal in the men's 60 kg category by lifting 197.5kg.

Hamzeh Mohammadi won the gold medal in 60kg

Nejatkhah seized the gold in the junior 60 kg category for lifting 155kg. He was followed by Saeid Nasiri, also from Iran, who won the silver medal when he lifted 150 kg.

Ali Nejatkhah and Saeid Nasiri seized the gold and silver medals in the junior 60 kg

A total of 484 athletes from 50 countries are taking part in the IPC Championships which is underway at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium in Titiwangsa, Malaysia.

Athletes in the event are preparing themselves for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where powerlifting is included as part of the Summer Games.

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