Kitakyushu 2018: Vote for Best Asian Powerlifter

Winner will be decided across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 14 Sep 2018
four powerlifters with their medals and on the podium

(Clockwise from left) Rahman, Tan, Mohsin and Guo are in the running for Best Asian Powerlifter

ⒸHiroki Nishioka
By World Para Powerlifting

World Para Powerlifting has revealed the shortlist for the ‘Best Asian Powerlifter’ following the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. The public can now vote for their winner on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The powerlifter with the most combined votes across all social media pages will be the winner.

The nominations are:

Lingling Guo (China)

Broke the women's up to 45kg world record three times on her way to regional gold, with a final 114kg lift.

Rasool Mohsin (Iraq)

Showed a convincing performance in the men's up to 72kg, topping the podium after beating Paralympic medallists.

Siamand Rahman (Iran)

May not have gone for the world record this time, but is always special to watch him compete. Rahman comfortably won the men's over 107kg with a 285kg lift.

Tan Yujiao (China)

Was in impeccable form as she set a world record of 139kg in the women's up to 67kg.

The public has until 12:00 (CEST) on Friday (21 September) to vote for the powerlifter they want to be the ‘Best of the Asia-Oceania Open Championships.’