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News number: 9106062002

13:46 | 2012-09-06

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Iranian Heavy Weightlifter Grabs Gold in London Paralympics

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian weightlifter in men's 100kg+ class, Siamand Rahman, grabbed a gold medal at Paralympics Games to become the 8th Iranian athlete to win a gold medal in London.



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 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.