Rahman Targets Magical 300kg Lift

Rahman targets magical 300kg lift

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -5th Sep,2016) - Siamand Rahman's most serious bid yet to become the first Paralympian to lift more than 300 kilos will be one of the highlights of the Rio Games.

And having powerlifted the equivalent of three baby elephants, the 28-year-old Iranian believes he is on course for his attempt on September 14. Rahman set a world record of 280kg when he took the over 107kg class gold medal in London four years ago.

He won the title by 38kg from his nearest rival. He has since set eight more records. Rahman's current best of 296kg dates from the powerlifting World Cup in Dubai in February. But he failed at 301kg in London and did not try for the elusive 300kg at the Asian Paralympics in South Korea in 2014.

"It is on my agenda to reach records above 350 kilos and I intend to set the historic record of 400 kilograms," said Rahman, who has been disabled since birth.