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Siamand Rahman to Set New Record at Tokyo 2020

20 Jul 2019, 16:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian legend Siamand Rahman says he is going to set a new record at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

- Sports news -

He might not have broken the world record in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, but he still stole the show by winning his third World Para Powerlifting Championships title on Friday.

Reassuring his status as the strongest ever Paralympian, Rahman comfortably lifted 265kg in his second attempt to take gold in the men's over 107kg.

It was an Iranian one-two as Mansour Pourmirzaei (236kg) claimed silver, while Iraqi Faris Al-Ageeli (235kg) completed the podium.

"I am very happy. It was a strong competition today. My coach suggested the weight here. So I didn't go for the record today," said two-time Paralympic champion Rahman, whose world record stands at a massive 310kg.

"My main goal is the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and I will set a new record there."

Rahman also tipped his fans that "it will be a different Siamand that they will witness in Tokyo."

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