This might be the year for some emerging powerlifters to make a name for themselves in the international scene, when they compete at their respective continental competitions after delivering good performances at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships.
For Iranian Amir Jafari Arangeh is not easy to stand out with his countrymen Siamand Rahman and Majid Farzin as the big names. But Jafari Arangeh may emerge as a new face at the Asian-Oceanian Open Championships in Japan.
The 32-year-old, who won gold at the 2014 Asian Para Games, delivered his best performance to date at Mexico City 2017, taking silver in the men’s up to 59kg.
Besra Duman from Turkey, Hocine Bettir from Algeria, Mariana Shevchuk from Ukraine and Ni Nengah Widiasih from Indonesia are four more powerlifters who could make a name for themselves, Paralympic.org reported.