In the women’s -73kg, another London 2012 champion failed to medal, as France’s Souhad Ghazouani could only manage 100kg, 50kg less than her world record, to finish sixth.
Nigeria’s Ijeoma Iherobiem took an early lead with a first lift of 119kg and strengthened her position further in the second round lifting a new African record of 124kg. Despite failing with her third lift of 127kg, the 35-year-old still had enough to secure gold ahead of Egypt’s Amany Ali (121kg) in silver and Russia’s Vera Muratov’s (120kg) in bronze.
The junior world title was won by Ukraine’s Alina Kumeyko after a spirited 91kg performance from the 16-year-old who will surely be a face to watch come Rio 2016.
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