Lingling Guo and Ni Nengah Widiasih will compete against each other for the first time at the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, from 8-12 September.
The Chinese is less experienced than her Indonesian rival but will nevertheless start as strong favourite for the continental title after setting a world record of 110kg on her way to women´s up to 45kg gold at the 2017 World Championships.
Paralympic bronze medallist Widiasih, who has been competing as a powerlifter since 2009, enjoyed a good start of the year. The 26-year-old won the European Open Championships title in Berck-sur-Mer, France, after clearing the bar at 97kg.
Head to Head
Guo: Nationality: China. Age: 29
Widiasih: Nationality: Indonesia. Age: 26
Guo: Has not yet made her debut at a Paralympic Games
Widiasih: Games: 2 (2012, 2016)
Medals: 1 (bronze)
DID YOU KNOW?
Guo: Considers winning gold at the 2017 World Cup in Dubai as one of her most memorable achievements
Widiasih: Became the first Indonesian powerlifter to win a Paralympic medal at Rio 2016
Kitakyushu 2018 will be shown live on World Para Powerlifting’s website and Facebook page.
Full results will be available on the Kitakyushu 2018 website.