Rasool Mohsin broke a world record in Dubai ©Getty Images

Two world records fell on the third day of the World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai.

Rasool Mohsin of Iraq set a new global mark of 228 kilograms to win the men's under-72kg title in the United Arab Emirates city.

There was also a supreme display by Nigeria's Paul Kehinde who hauled up 221kg to break the men's under-65kg world record.

Both men had held the previous world records themselves with Mohsin adding one kilogram to the mark he set at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

His effort in the Brazilian city came after the competition was over and he only claimed his second Paralympic silver medal during the event.

He progressed from 200kg to 210kg to 220kg today as he won gold.

Paul Kehinde was a class apart in his category ©Fazza Cup
Paul Kehinde was a class apart in his category ©Fazza Cup

Turkmenistan's Sergey Meladze won silver but only lifted 185kg, as Thailand's Thongsa Marasri managed 180kg for bronze.

Kehinde, the reigning Paralympic and world champion, attempted to go even bigger than his world record but failed at 223kg.

World bronze medallist Hocine Bettir of Algeria was someway behind in second, lifting 183kg, as Malaysian Bonnie Gustin recorded 157kg to finish third.

This effort by the 18-year-old was a new junior world record.

In all, 128 powerlifters from 30 countries are competing at the Dubai Club For People Of Determination, at the ninth edition of an event known as the Fazza Cup.

Women will take centre stage tomorrow in the under-61kg and under-67kg classes, while the men will compete at under-80kg.