Russia’s Vera Muratova was crowned champion of the inaugural World Para Powerlifting Online World Cup Finals.
Muratova, 40, arrived with the best record among the nine finalists and dominated yesterday’s event as she accumulated 343.5 points, including a best lift of 130 kilogrammes.
The top two spots on the podium belonged to the Russians, with Anastasiia Mamadamirova claiming second place with 292.5 points.
Colombia's Jainer Cantillo took third place with 211 points.
Muratova won three of the five legs of the Online World Cup Series and came second on two occasions to Mexico’s Amalia Perez.
The mixed event was launched by World Para Powerlifting in April to keep athletes engaged and motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 129 powerlifters from 34 countries took part in the online competition, which was judged by international technical officials by video.
The results were based on the additional points athletes were able to score considering the number of valid attempts.
"We could not be happier with the results achieved in the first season of the Online World Cup Series," said Jorge Moreno, head of World Para Powerlifting.
"When World Para Powerlifting created the Series most of the world was under lockdown and full of uncertainties caused by the pandemic.
"It was our way to help athletes staying active and doing something fun and friendly in a safe way.
"Now, we want it to be part of our calendar and we will be looking at how to improve ahead."
Yesterday’s event was scheduled to be streamed live on World Para Powering’s Facebook channel, but the organisation was not able to broadcast the competition live due to technical issues.