Iran’s powerlifter Jafari takes silver at Tbilisi 2021

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 18:09 Tehran Times
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Iran’s powerlifter Jafari takes silver at Tbilisi 2021

TEHRAN – Iranian Para powerlifter Amir Jafari Arangeh seized a silver medal at the 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships on Wednesday.

He finished in second place with 193kg.

Hocine Bettir of Algeria won the gold medal with 194kg.

The bronze medal went to Chinese Zou Yi  who lifted 192kg.

The 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships is a powerlifting competition for athletes with a disability. It is held in Tbilisi, Georgia from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5.

He had won the silver medal at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships and Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The tournament is one of the compulsory tournaments to qualify for the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris, France.