Men's -65 kg - IPC Powerlifting World Championships

The men’s -65kg saw China’s Lei Liu (203kg) ease to gold lifting more than three times his 64.36kg bodyweight but fail in an attempt to break Rasool Mohsin of Iraq’s five month old world record. The Paralympic champion was never threatened during competition and in the fourth round attempted to add 0.5kg to Mohsin’s mark of 210kg set last November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ayrat Zakiev (199kg) rounded off a good day for the Russian team on the bench with silver and Egypt’s Shabaan Ibrahim (198kg) picked up the bronze.

Iran’s 18-year-old Amir Sajid Youssefi won the junior gold, with Russia’s Denis Maksimenko (119kg) in silver and Libyan Saad Taiyb (96kg) rounding off the podium.

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 and live results can be found at

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


ALG Hocine Bettir

ARG Jose David Coronel

AZE Ahmad Razm Azar

BEN Cosme Akpovi

CHN Lei Liu

EGY Shaaban Ibrahim

GBR Michael Yule

IRI Amir Sajjad Youssefi Zadeh

IRQ Rasool Mohsin

JPN Takashi Jo

KAZ Aibek Abzhan

KSA Aseel Alhawsawi

LBA Saad Taiyb

POL Grzegorz Lanzer

POL Marek Trykacz

RSA Johannes Jakobus Matthysen

RUS Denis Maksimenko

RUS Kirill Flegentov

RUS Ayrat Zakiev

THA Kampa Pongtao

TUR Izzettin Kanat

UAE Saif Zaabi

USA David Page

USA Trevor Bunch

USA Joseph Abraham Wittkamp