Iranian powerlifters win medals at World Para Powerlifting Championships
Amir Jafari Arangeh and Yousef Yiusefi claimed silver and bronze medals respectively at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City on Sunday.
Jafari Arangeh won the silver medal with 187kg and Yousefi claimed the bronze after lifting 182kg.
Three-time Paralympic champion Sherif Osman did not disappoint and also claimed his third world title.
The Egyptian lifted 205kg to secure another gold medal at a major international competition.
“Every time you need to show that you can. This is my gold medal and can do it again at Tokyo 2020,” he told paraslympic.org.
“I remember in 2006 seeing the Egyptian powelifting team competing and thinking ‘I want to be part of it.’ I tried several times and here I am today. You need to be positive. Nothing is impossible.”