Mexico City 2017: 5 powerlifters to follow on social media

World Championships lift off in exactly one month 30 Aug 2017
five Para powerlifters compete at their sport

(clockwise from top left) Perez, Newson, Jawad, Mamalos and Carinao are ones to watch on social media

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With one month to go until the World Para Powerlifting Championships get underway in Mexico City, here are the five lifters whose social media is worth a follow.

Amalia Perez (MEX)

The three-time Paralympic and world champion is very active on Facebook, posting regularly on her latest trips and victories. She seeks to win another title on home soil.

Zoe Newson (GBR)

“2016 Paralympic bronze medallist. Massive @Arsenal fan,” is how the 25-year-old describes herself on her Twitter bio. In Mexico City, Newson will face tough-opposition from Nigeria´s Latifat Tijani in the women´s up to 45kg.

Pavlos Mamalos (GRE)

This lottery-shop owner and Paralympic champion shares photos of all the latest events he participates in on Facebook, promoting Para sports across Greece. Mamalos is hoping to defend his world title from 2014 in Mexico City.

Jorge Carinao (CHI)

The Chilean shares some spectacular videos of himself doing strenuous exercises, on his Instagram account. Carinao ended sixth in the men´s up to 54kg at last year´s Paralympics.

Ali Jawad (GBR)

He may not compete at Mexico City 2017, but Jawad is a must-follow powerlifter, especially if you are a sport lover. The Rio 2016 silver medallist is often tweeting about ongoing international sporting events and his beloved Liverpool FC.

More information on the World Para Powerlifting Championships can be found on the Mexico City 2017 website.