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]