Powerlifting

Iranian London 2012 silver medal winner becomes latest powerlifter to fail doping test

By Nick Butler

London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has been stripped of his medal after failing a drugs test ©Getty ImagesIran's London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has become the latest powerlifter to be suspended after a failed doping test, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced today.

Two powerlifters suspended after doping violations

By Paul Osborne

Two powerlifters have been sususpended by the IPC for failing anti-doping tests ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the names of two powerlifters who have been fined and suspended for separate anti-doping rule violations.

Britain's Ali Jawad voted IPC Athlete of the Month for April

By Paul Osborne

Ali Jawad has been named IPC Athlete of the Month for April ©Getty ImagesGreat British powerlifter Ali Jawad has been named the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for April.

Turkmenistan gets new powerlifting referees and classifiers

By Gary Anderson

April 28 - Participants on the recent powerlifting seminars held in Turkmenistan as part of the Agitos Foundation Grant Support Programme ©IPCFollowing a number of recent seminars held in capital Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 14 national referees and nine classifiers have been awarded official International Paralympic Committee (IPC) status.

Rahman brings Powerlifting World Championships to spectacular close with victory over team-mate Pourmirzaei

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Siamand Rahman became the world's strongest Paralympian on his way to World Championship gold in Dubai ©Getty Images A much anticipated clash between Iranians Siamand Rahman and Mansour Pourmirzaei at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Powerlifting Championships went the way of Rahman as he broke the world record three times on his way to gold.

Egyptian and Nigerian athletes share powerlifting spoils on dramatic day in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Paralympic champion Loveline Obiji lost out on the world title to Egyptian Randa Mahmoud in dramatic fashion in Dubai ©Getty Images It was a battle of Africa at the Dubai Club for the Disabled today as Abdulazeez Ibrahim secured the men's under 97 kilogram class for Nigeria in the International Paralympic Committee Powerlifting World Championships. 

London 2012 powerlifting gold medallists come up short at World Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - Paralympic champion Hany Abdelhady finished a disappointing fourth at the World Championships in Dubai ©Getty Images London 2012 gold medallists Hany Abdelhady of Egypt and Souhad Ghazouani of France failed to add further titles to their collection at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai. 

Powerlifting world records continue to fall on fourth day of action in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

April 8 - Fatma Omar of Egypt came out on top of the battle with fellow London 2012 champion Amalia Perez of Mexico ©Getty Images Records continued to tumble on day four of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai as Egyptian Fatma Omar came out on top in a battle with fellow London 2012 gold medallist Amalia Perez of Mexico.

Lafina takes gold with record breaking lift at IPC Powerlifting World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Oleysa Lafina took gold in the women's -50kg at the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships today ©Getty ImagesApril 7 - Russia's Oleysa Lafina broke her own world record three times and lifted more than two times her bodyweight to take the women's under 50 kilograms gold at the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships today.
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