Chinese Taipei's Tzu-Hui Lin's world record of 129kg at 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships
The women’s -79kg saw Chinese Taipei’s London 2012 bronze medallist Tzu-Hui Lin (129kg) ease to the world title and break her own five-month-old world record by 1kg in the process. Egypt’s Geehan Hassan (120kg) finished in silver with an African record whilst Brazil’s Marcia Menezes (116kg) stole the bronze from China’s Yan Wang with a new Americas record in the last round.
At the end of day five, three countries have three gold medals apiece but it is Egypt who lead the standings with nine gongs overall (three golds, four silver and two bronze), closely followed by China and Nigeria.
The 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, featuring over 330 athletes from nearly 60 countries, run from 5-11 April and are the first opportunity for athletes to begin qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The competition also features the climax to the "Raise the Bar campaign," which has seen powerlifters and team officials take part in education seminars as part of efforts to reduce doping in the sport.
More information including a full competition schedule and live results can be found at the Dubai 2014 website.