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Tottenham’s Ali Jawad: British IPC Powerlifter Wins Gold With World Record Lift

British Paralympic powerlifter Ali Jawad won gold at the Asian Open Championships with a world-record lift.

The 24-year-old Londoner lifted 185.5kg – more than three times his bodyweight – in the -59kg class in Malaysia to beat the previous best mark by 10.5kg.

“To break a world record is something many athletes can only dream of,” said the Leeds-based lifter, who competed at the Beijing and London Paralympics.

Jawad, who was born without legs, also suffers from Crohn’s disease.

“I am thrilled by my performance and it is a great stepping stone to the World Championships next year,” said the Lebanese-born lifter, who competed at judo before switching to powerlifting in 2006. [Full Story Here]

BBC Sport