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Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by Harry Hayfield » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:26 am

The Paralympic Games start today in Rio de Janeiro with the first day's competition starting on Thursday. Powerlifting (specifically the bench press) has been a part of competition since 1988 (in Seoul) for men and from the millennium (Sydney) for women. The rules for the competition are as mentioned on the page for powerlifting on the Paralympics website:
The weighted bar is placed on two racks and the lifter must take the bar, assisted or unassisted, until the chief referee commands ‘start’ (this occurs when the arms are fully extended and locked). The lifter must then lower it to his or her chest, hold it motionless - called a pause - and then press the bar upwards evenly to arms’ length where both arms should be locked out simultaneously until the chief referee issues the command ‘rack’. The three judges will then indicate a successful or unsuccessful lift by illuminating white or red lights.
The classes for this year's competition are:

Men: Under 49kg, Under 54kg, Under 59kg, Under 65kg, Under 72kg, Under 80kg, Under 88kg, Under 97kg, Under 107kg, Over 107kg
Women: Under 41kg, Under 45kg, Under 50kg, Under 55kg, Under 61kg, Under 67kg, Under 73kg, Under 79kg, Under 86kg, Over 86kg

The current world records for each class can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralympic_powerlifting

I will be attempting to keep track of the results as the Games progress and would be happy to post the results as they come in.
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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by DannyBoy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:45 am

Sounds good Harry! I imagine you already know about them, but IPC Powerlifting has an official website & Facebook page which will help: https://www.paralympic.org/powerlifting & https://www.facebook.com/IPCPowerlifting/. I'm interested to see what numbers Siamand Rahman will put up in the +107kg weight class. His current paralympic bench press world record of 296kg/653lb is super impressive (& really isn't that far off from Kiril Sarychev's raw bench press world record of 335kg/739lb), and I've heard that Siamand has been holding back & saving his best performance for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Amyway, I'm gonna try to keep up a bit with some of the goings-on at the Paralympics myself, particularly powerlifting, judo & wheelchair tennis.

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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by peter yates » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:51 am

THANKS FOR POSTING HARRY. I AM MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN THESE OLYMPICS THAN THE TRAVESTY OF WHAT THE REGULAR OLYMPICS HAVE BECOME. LOOK FORWARD TO UPDATES.
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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by Harry Hayfield » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:55 am

Men's Under 49kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Le Van Cong (VIE) 183kg (402.6lbs) at 47.54kg (104.6lbs)
Silver Medal Omar Qarada (JOR) 177kg (389.4lbs) at 47.05kg (103.5lbs)
Bronze Medal Nandor Tunkel (HUN) 155kg (341lbs) at 47.31kg (104.1lbs)

(Source: Parasport Foundation)
Born prematurely with legs that were too small to use he grew up experiencing stigma and social prejudice in his local village. Living 4km away from his nearest school Van Cong’s father carried him every day until he decided to make his way by himself leaving early in the morning to avoid prying eyes. After finishing school he sat an exam to enter the Pedagogical University of Ho Chi Minh City. However, they did not accept students with disability and so he began studying and working and then teaching at a wood workshop. To keep fit he exercised at the Tan Binh Training Centre where he was spotted by a weightlifting coach. He began powerlifting at the age of 19 and now holds the world record in his weight class which he claimed on the opening day of the Asian Championships in Almaty.
He says his young family continue to motivate him to improve his performance. There is a strong team of Vietnamese para-powerlifters who continue to compete on the world stage
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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by Harry Hayfield » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:30 am

Women's Under 41kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Nazmiye Muratu (TUR) 104kg (228.8lbs) at 40.65kg (89.43lbs)
Silver Medal Zhe Cui (CHN) 102kg (2244lbs) at 39.27kg (86.39lbs)
Bronze Medal Ni Nengah Widiash (INA) 95kg (209lbs) at 40.13kg (88.29lbs)

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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by Harry Hayfield » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:14 pm

Women's Under 45kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Dandan Hu (CHN) 107kg (235.4lbs) at 44.18kg (97.20lbs)
Silver Medal Latifat Tuani (NGR) 106kg (233.2lbs) at 43.35kg (95.37lbs)
Bronze Medal Zoe Hewson (GBR) 102kg (224.4lbs) at 43.56kg (95.83lbs)

Men's Under 54kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Roland Ezuruike (NGR) 200kg (440lbs) at 51.73kg (113.81lbs)
Silver Medal Jian Wang (CHN) 170kg (374lbs) at 53.62kg (117.96lbs)
Bronze Medal Dimitrios Bakochristos (GRE) 162kg (356.4lbs) at 52.57kg (115.65lbs)

Men's Under 59kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Sherif Osman (EGY) 203kg (446.6lbs) at 57.83kg (127.23lbs)
Silver Medal Ali Jawad (GBR) 190kg (418lbs) at 58.66kg (129.05lbs)
Bronze Medal Quanxi Yang (CHN) 176kg (387.2lbs) at 58.76kg (129.27lbs)
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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by DannyBoy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:26 pm

The Paralympic Powerlifting competition has been going well. Congratulations and much respect to all of the athletes, especially the new world record holders so far! :)

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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by Harry Hayfield » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:42 pm

Women's Under 50kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Lidiia Soloviova (UKR) 107kg (235.4lbs) at 48.70kg (107.14lbs)
Silver Medal Rehab Ahmed (EGY) 104kg (228.8lbs) at 49.24kg (108.33lbs)
Bronze Medal Thi Linh Phuong Dang (VIE) 102kg (224.4lbs) at 48.96kg (107.71lbs)

Men's Under 65kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Paul Kehinde (NGR) 218kg (479.6lbs) at 63.06kg (138.73 lbs)
Silver Medal Peng Hu (CHN) 200kg (440lbs) at 64.53kg (141.97lbs)
Bronze Medal Shaaban Ibrahim (EGY) 193kg (424.6lbs) at 63.71kg (140.16lbs)

Women's Under 55kg Class (Emboldened indicates World Record)
Gold Medal Amalia Perez (MEX) 130kg (286lbs) at 54.24kg (119.33lbs)
Silver Medal Esther Oyema (NGR) 127kg (279.4lbs) at 52.75kg (116.05lbs)
Bronze Medal Cuijuan Xiao (CHN) 115kg (253lbs) at 53.76kg (118.27lbs)
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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by DannyBoy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:52 pm

I already posted this in the Inspiring thread, but it fits in here and is worth another post. Siamand Rahman competed at the Rio Paralympics today and set a new world record with a bench press of 310kg/683lb. No leg drive, no arch, not even wrist wraps, just pure strength! Super impressive!

[video]https://www.facebook.com/IPCPowerliftin ... 360047213/[/video]

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Re: Paralympic Powerlifting

Post by peter yates » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:35 am

WAY TO GO SIAMAND. THANKS FOR POSTING DANNY.
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