World Para Powerlifting Championships: Iran's Gharibshi Wins Silver
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Aliakbar Gharibshi seized a silver medal at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on Thursday.
Mongolia's Sodnompiljee Enkhbayar beat his own global mark of 244kg, set at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia's capital Jakarta in October, with a lift of 247kg in the men's up to 107kg category.
Gharibshi finished second with 240kg, having failed at 250kg and 254kg.
Rounding off the podium was Mexico's Jose De Jesus Castillo with 235kg.
The 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championship is being held with the participation of more than 450 athletes from 79 countries and will end on July 20.