Para powerlifting made its first Paralympic appearance in Tokyo 1964 featuring athletes with spinal cord injuries. This sport, now, has 10 categories dividing athletes into 10 bodyweight groups for each gender.
Para powerlifting made its debut in 1980 in Iran. Eight years later, Team Iran experience its first international appearance at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. In 2016, Siamand Rahman cleared the bar at an unprecedented 310 kg to break the world record and won his second gold in the super heavyweight.
Watch the introduction to Para Powerlifting on Paralympic TV.