April 11 - 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.
April 10 - 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.
April 9 - 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.
April 8 - 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.
April 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.
April 5 - Turkey's Paralympic champion Nazmiye Muslu created history in Dubai today at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships by becoming the first woman to break the 100 kilogramme mark in the under 41kg class.
April 4 - Top powerlifters have arrived in Dubai ahead of the start of the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships tomorrow which will see a host of London 2012 gold medallists go head-to-head in what is the biggest edition of the event to date.
March 4 - Jordanian powerlifter Omar Sami Qaradhi has been handed a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years after he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault at Antrim Crown Court today.
March 4 – Britain has named an eight-strong squad for next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships, which includes London 2012 veterans Ali Jawad, Natalie Blake and bronze medal winner Zoe Newson.
February 20 - A number of Britain's top powerlifters demonstrated they are ready to push for podium places at April's World Championships by setting a number of national records at the UK International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Bench Press Championships in Folkestone.
January 28 - Former Paralympian and current International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting chairman Jon Amos is set to attend a workshop in Clontarf, Dublin, hosted by the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Sport.
November 8 - Azerbaijani powerlfter Gunduz Ismayilov has had a lifetime ban from the sport lifted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after his former partner told a court in Baku she spiked his drink with a banned substance in an act of revenge.
November 7 - Iran'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.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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