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Iranian athlete Siamand Rahman becomes strongest man of Paralympics
Gold medalist Siamand Rahman bites his medal at London’s Excel Arena on September 5, 2012.
Gold medalist Siamand Rahman bites his medal at London’s Excel Arena on September 5, 2012. Siamand Rahman (2nd R) reacts after making a successful lift at the London 2012 Paralympics on September 5, 2012.
Gold medalist Siamand Rahman bites his medal at London’s Excel Arena on September 5, 2012.
Wed Sep 5, 2012 9:27PM
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Iranian giant Siamand Rahman has won the gold medal in the Men's +100 kilograms category of powerlifting and broke the record of the Paralympic Games.


The 24-year-old world champion lifted 270 kilograms in his first attempt to break the Paralympics’ 265-kilogram record at Excel Arena in London on Wednesday.

Rahman made a successful lift in his second attempt with 280 kilograms to increase his record, but he failed to lift his last attempt, which was 301 kilograms.

Rahman became the strongest man in the Paralympics by his record at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Iranian powerlifting team marked its best ever result in Paralympics’ history with four golds, one silver, and one bronze.

Iranian athlete Sajjad Nikparast also took the silver medal of the Men's Javelin Throw - F12/13.

Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian athletes grabbed four bronze medals on the seventh day of the 2012 Paralympics.

Wednesday’s bronze medalists included Javad Hardani in Shot Put F37/38 class, Ali Sadeqzadeh in the Men’s -100 kilograms category of powerlifting, and Ali Mohammadyari in the Discus F54/55/56 class.

Iran’s Women Archery Team also took the bronze medal for the Iranian squad.

Iran currently stands in the 10th place with 18 medals -- eight gold, five silver, and five bronze medals.

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