TEHRAN – Iran’s Amir Jafari Arangeh claimed a silver medal at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships on Wednesday.
He finished in second place with 193kg in the 65kg weight class.
Hocine Bettir of Algeria won the gold medal with 194kg.
The bronze medal went to Zou Yi from China who lifted 191kg.
The 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships is a powerlifting competition for athletes with a disability. It is held in Tbilisi, Georgia from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5.
It was previously scheduled to be held in Batumi, Georgia and, before that, it was scheduled to be held in Eger, Hungary.
The tournament is one of the compulsory tournaments to qualify for the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris, France.