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Photos: Iran powerlifter becomes Paralympic strongest man

Source: JAMEJAM; photos by Maziar Nikkholgh

Iran's Siamand Rahman took the gold medal in the Men's +100 kilograms category of powerlifting and became the strongest man of the Paralympics.

The Iranian powerlifter, Siamand Rahman, claimed the gold in the Men's +100kg category on Wednesday and broke the record of the Paralympic Games. This amounted to the eighth gold medal Iran has so far gained in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, media sources reported.

Rahman, the 24-year-old world champion, lifted 270 kilograms in his first attempt. This was five kilograms beyond the Paralympics' 265-kilogram record. He made a successful lift in his second attempt with 280 kilograms to increase his record, but he did not have the luck on his side in the last attempt, which was 301 kilograms.


Powerlifters from Iraq and South Korea finished second and third respectively.

Iran's another powerlifter, Ali Sadeqzadeh, accepted the bronze in the Men's -100 kilograms category of powerlifting.

September fifth which was the final day of the Paralympic powerlifting competitions saw the Iranian team mark its best ever result in Paralympics' history with four golds, one silver, and one bronze.

In other disciplines of the day seven of the 2012 Paralympics, Iran collected five medals: one silver and four bronzes.

Sajjad Nikparast took the silver medal of the Men's Javelin Throw - F12/13.

The bronze medalists were Javad Hardani in Shot Put F37/38 class and Ali Mohammadyari in the Discus F54/55/56 class.

Iran's Women Archery Team also took the bronze medal for the Iranian squad.

Iran currently occupies the 10th place in the medal count table with 18 medals: eight gold, five silver, and five bronze medals.

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