In the men’s -72kg, Mohamed Elelfat out-lifted Iranian world record holder Roohallah Rostami to claim Egypt’s second gold of the event.
London 2012 silver medallist Elelfat’s first round lift of 213kg was 8kg more than Rostami and put him in to a strong lead that he would never surrender.
In the second round the 34 year-old consolidated his lead further lifting 217kg compared to Rostami’s 209kg.
With the pressure mounting going in to the final, Rostami failed to lift 217kg to draw level at the top of the leaderboard. Having secured gold, Elelfat then attempted 220.5kg, 0.5kg more than Rostami’s world record set last November, but was unsuccessful.
Sergei Sychev (206kg) picked up Russia’s third senior medal of the day with bronze.
The junior podium was headed by 19-year-old Brazilian Rafael Vansolin who showed promise ahead of Rio 2016 with a new junior world record of 112kg. His record was soon taken by silver medallist Farhod Umirzakov (110kg) of Uzbekistan who managed 116kg with his fourth lift that did not count towards the final standings. Iran’s Saeed Heydarpour (104kg) finished with bronze.
The 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships have featured over 330 athletes from nearly 60 countries and were the first opportunity for athletes to begin qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The competition also featured 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.
For more information about the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, please visit the Dubai 2014 microsite: http://www.paralympic.org/dubai-2014
BRA Rafael Vansolin
CHN Peng Hu
COL Jainer Rafael Cantillo Guette
EGY Mohamed Elelfat
GEO Merab Dukashvili
GEO Davit Kobalia
GRE Nikolaos Gkountanis
IND Rajindersingh Rahelu
IRI Saeed Heydarpour Nalkiashari
IRI Roohallah Rostami
IRL Roy Guerin
ITA Matteo Cattini
JOR Abdelkareem Mohmmad Ahmad Khattab
JPN Yoshiki Sano
KAZ Rakhmetzhan Khamayev
KAZ Ruslan Dolobayev
KGZ Zhyrgalbek Balbakov
LBA Mosab Gharsalla
MAS Ma Hussein Mat Noh
MEX Porfirio Francisco Arredondo Luna
NGR Tolu-Lope Taiwo
NGR Ifeanyi Nnajiofor
OMA Badar Al Tamtami
RUS Sergei Sychev
THA Thongsa Marasri
TKM Sergey Meladze
UAE Adel Shanbih
UZB Farhod Umirzakov