Kitakyushu 2018: Siamand Rahman vs. the bar

World's strongest Paralympian eyes another title 07 Sep 2018 By IPC

How far can Siamand Rahman go?

The world´s strongest Paralympian broke the 300kg barrier in the men´s over 107kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, lifting an unprecedented 310kg.

In 2017, he won his second world title. No one even comes close to the Iranian, who only competes against himself and his own strength.

The 30-year-old is one of the biggest Paralympic stars and will most certainly shine again at Tokyo 2020. His next competition will also be contested on Japanese soil: the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu.

Everyone is convinced he will add a new medal to his trophy cabinet. But will he be able to set the bar even higher by breaking his world record again?

Head to Head


Rahman: Nationality: Iran. Age: 30


Rahman: Games: 2 (2012, 2016)

Medals: 2 (golds)


Rahman: Has impaired use of both legs due to the effects of polio

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.