By Gary Anderson

November 7 - The stage at the 2013 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in the Titiwangsa Stadium has witnessed 10 world recordsIran's Mansour Pourmirzaei claimed the tenth world record of the week at International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Asian Open Championships as he powered his way to gold in the men's over 107 kilogramme category.

Pourmirzaei dominated and his lift of 276kg shattered the previous world record of 240kg set by Iraq's Faris Al-Ajeeli.

The 33-year-old took the Asian title on this final day of competition well ahead of South Korea's London 2012 bronze medallist Keun Bae Chun of South Korea and third placed man Walid Raeilboon of the United Arab Emirates.

In the men's under 107kg class, there was a one-two finish for Egypt as Mohamed Abdel Hakam Hammam finished just 1kg clear of compatriot Mohamed Elsayed with a lift of 222kg while China's Pingguang Tian took the bronze.

There was better news for China in the women's under 86kg category as 31-year-old Xuemei Deng's effort of 111kg was enough to see her crowned Asian champion, well ahead of Malaysia's Norfariza Mortada who took silver with 70kg while the bronze medal lay unclaimed as Catalina Diaz Vilchis of Mexico failed to clear the bar with any of her attempts.

Paralympic champion Grace Anozie ensured Nigeria finished the Championships at the Titiwangsa Stadium on top of the overall medal table as she claimed a fifth gold for her country with victory in the women's over 86kg event.

The Nigerian powerlifting squad proved the dominant force at the Asian Open Championships in Kuala LumpurThe Nigerian powerlifting squad proved the dominant force at the Asian Open Championships in Kuala Lumpur

Anozie's effort of 140kg was just 2kg outside the world record and was more than enough to secure gold ahead of silver medal winner Perla Barcenas of Mexico who managed an effort of 115kg with bronze going to South Korean Hyun Jung Lee.

With five gold, two silver and three bronze, Nigeria topped the final medal standings ahead of China in second place on 11 medals, including four gold, and Egypt in third on six medals, three of which were for top spot finishes.

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