World’s strongest Paralympian Rahman breaks his own record

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The world’s strongest Paralympian, Siamand Rahman, broke his own record twice at the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Thursday.

The Iranian powerlifter showed his strength once again, lifting 295kg to take gold in the men’s over 107kg world record at the 2015.

World and Paralympic champion Rahman has now broken his own world record eight times in the space of 15 months, including three times each at the World Championships in April 2014 and October’s Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, Paralympic.org reported.

He continues to edge ever closer to his ultimate goal of 300kg, which he may save for the biggest stage of all – the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Rahman warmed up at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace with a 270kg first lift, before setting about breaking the record in the second round by adding 1kg onto his former 292kg best.

Sensing the crowd wanted more, Rahman decided to go for broke in the third and final round, successful pushing 295kg to write his name into the history books once again.

His teammate Ahmad Aminzadeh (228kg) took silver whilst South Korean Keun Bae Chun (228kg) rounded-off the podium.

By Tasnim News Agency