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Paralympic Powerlifter Ali Jawad won Gold at the Asian Open Championships

Nov 6, 2013 17:04 IST

British Paralympic powerlifter Ali Jawad on 5 November 2013 won gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Asian Open Championships with a world-record lift. Ali lifted 185.5kg in the 59kg class in Malaysia to better his record by 10.5kg. The championship was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ali Jawad is 24 years old.

Jawad had won gold at the 2007 Powerlifting European Championships in Greece and became World Junior Champion at the 2008 championships in the USA. But at the London Paralympics 2012, he lost the bronze medal to Chinese lifter Wang Jian.

Jawad is one of five British athletes competing in Kuala Lumpur which includes fellow Paralympian Natalie Blake and ex-serviceman Micky Yule.

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