Egypt’s Randa Mahmoud set the bar in the women’s up to 86kg, and other powerlifters will be chasing her at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Mahmoud broke the world record by just 0.5kg, en route to the gold at the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Keep an eye also on China’s Fengmei Li and Mexico’s Catalina Diaz Vilchis. Li just missed the podium at London 2012 and will be looking to leave Rio with a medal in her second Games appearance. Vilchis has made four Paralympics, with her lone medal being bronze in 2004. She might be just as hungry as Li for a medal in Rio.
You can catch the women’s up to 86kg on 13 September at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. All Para powerlifting events will be contested at the Riocentro – Pavilion 2.