Iranian Paralympics Weightlifter Picks Over Twice His Weight
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian athlete Mansour Pourmirzaie set a new world and Asian record of 273 kilograms in +107kg Asian and free competition sections, picking up two gold medals at Titiwangsa Stadium of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
On Thursday, Iranian athlete Mansour Pourmirzaie set a new world and Asian record of 273 kilograms in the men’s +107-kg Asian and free competition sections, and picked up two gold medals at the Titiwangsa Stadium of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
The International Paralympics website wrote that Pourmirzaie, the Iranian heavy weigh Paralympics weight lifting champion lifted 2.5 times his weigh successfully.
The 33 year old record holder of +107kg from Iran lifted the 273kg weigh over his head, improving the previous record of his Iraqi competitor by 36 kilograms.
In an interview with the Paralympics website, Pourmirzaie expressed hope to lift the 300kg weigh in 2014 UAE World Cup, creating another pride for Iran and his family.
Iranian physically-challenged weightlifters, too, reigned supreme at the 2013 International Paralympics Committee (IPC) Power lifting Asian Open Championships in Malaysia, and stood on top of the podium.
Iran’s Mohammad Rezaeian completed the podium, but only in bronze position with 179 kilograms.
Around 200 athletes from 30 countries took part in the 2013 IPC Power lifting Asian Open Championships, which opened in Kuala Lumpur on November 3 and wrapped up on November 7.
The athletes participated in the championships to achieve the Minimum Qualifying Standard (MQS) for the 2014 IPC Power lifting World Championships, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates from April 5 to 11 next year.