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Rio Paralympics: Iranian powerlifter Farzin claims gold

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Majid Farzin from Iran seized Iran’s second gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Monday.

Majid Farzin from Iran seized Iran’s second gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Monday.

In the final event of the men's under 80kg competition, the 32-year-old won the gold medal lifting 240kg in the third round.

"I'm delighted and I thank God I was successful," said Farzin.

"With the hand of God I was able to win this medal and break the world record. Rio 2016 will always be in my memories," he added.

"I made so many efforts to win the medal.

 



Gu Xiaofei of China took the silver medal with a best attempt of 228kg.

Uzbekistan’s Akhror Bozorov claimed the bronze.

He failed his first two weights, but managed to lift 207kg on his third and final attempt to secure a medal.

Sep 13, 2016 11:29
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