Men's -49 kg - 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships

In an incredibly tense men's -49kg, which saw the world record fall three times, Nigeria's Yakubu Adesokan beat off a sustained challenge Vietnam's Van Cong Le.

The gold medal looked to be Le's after the 29 year-old broke Adesokan's world record with a lift of 177kg in the second round, and improved it further still with a 180kg lift in the third round.

However, Adesokan showed true champion qualities with a final lift of 181kg to take back the world record and complete a unique Grand Slam of Paralympic, world and Commonwealth titles.

Russia's London 2012 silver medallist Vladimir Balynetc (166kg) finished third, whilst the junior world record went to 15 year-old Iranian Mohsen Bakhtiar (131kg) who finished tenth overall.

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. A full competition schedule is available as well as live results.

For more information about the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, please visit the event website

The competition is also being live streamed.