Iran’s Rouhollah Rostami set a new World record in the up to 80kg category with a lift of 241 kg
Iranian Powerlifters continue to push the limits on day 2 at the World cup.
2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships gold medalist, extended his career winning-streak by claiming the men up to 80 kilograms’ gold medal with an impressive display in the second day of the 2021 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Thailand.
Rostami who had won the 2018 Asian Para Games title in the men up to 72kg, extended his dominance in his category ahead of Tokyo Games, while bettered the world record 1kg. He lifted 217 kg in his first attempt, then 231 kg in his second lift, before a world record-breaking attempt on 241 kg to secure gold. silver and bronze medals in this category went to Georgia & Thailand representatives.
Rostami’s medal marks Iran’s second gold at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Thailand, and it comes only few hours after Nader Moradi, clinched silver medal in men up to 72kg.
In the final day of the 2021 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Thailand, three Para Powerlifting athletes from Iran, Seyedhamed Solhipour, Saman Razi and Mansour Pourmirzaei, in the men up to 97kg ,107kg and +107kg will compete in the stage of World cup respectively.
A total of 60 athletes from 9 countries in the Junior and senior age groups vie at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Thailand.