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09/16/16

World's Strongest Paralympian: Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman breaks world record

Report by Press TV; photos by Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran's heavyweight powerlifting champion Siamand Rahman has smashed three world records and won the gold medal at the Rio Paralympics.


World's Strongest Paralympian Siamand Rahman
 

In his first attempt in the +107kg category, Siamand Rahman lifted 270 kilograms and broke the Paralympics record at Rio's Riocentro Pavilion 2 on Wednesday.


Iran's Siamand Rahman (R) celebrates with his coach during the men's powerlifting +107kg category at the Paralympic Games in the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 14, 2016.

The 28-year-old Iranian then benched weights of 300 and 305 kilograms to smash his own world record of 296 kilograms again, and hand Iran their sixth gold medal of the Paralympics Games.

Rahman, who was representing Iran for the second time at the Paralympics, then requested for the weights to be set at staggering 310 kilograms outside the three scoring competition lifts, and triumphantly repeated his astonishing success for a fourth time.


Iran's Siamand Rahman benches 310 kilograms during the men's powerlifting +107kg category at the Paralympic Games in the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 14, 2016.

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