Great British powerlifter Ali Jawad has been named the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for April.
During the Championships Jawad lifted a record 190 kilograms in the under 59kg category to clinch gold ahead of Iran's Hamzeh Mohammadi.
The lift was 0.5kg heavier than the previous world-record he set himself in 2013 en route to gold at the Asian Open Championships.
"Winning gold at the World Championships was the highlight of my career," Jawad told the IPC.
"It is really a dream come true.
"I've had so many lows in my career with suffering with Crohn's disease and the disappointment of London 2012, but I always had faith that if I kept working hard, I would have a good chance.
"Winning gold means a lot more to me than the world record.
"A world record can always be beaten, but I will always be a world champion.
"The world record was a bonus."
Jawad was nominated for the award ahead of four other athletes, including compatriot Sarah Storey, 11-time Paralympic champion in both cycling and swimming, American wheelchair racer turned sit-skier Tatyana McFadden, Egyptian powerlifter Sherif Othman and Norwegian swimmer Ingrid Thunem.
Nominations for IPC Athlete of the Month are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).
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