2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games — Para Powerlifting Results

Two Para powerlifting world records were secured at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games closing ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2021. However, the four days of Para powerlifting competition that spanned from Aug. 26-30, 2021 are complete and the podium finishers for all 20 weight categories have received their medals. The highlight finishes of the Games were two world records and seven Paralympic records.

Guo Lingling of China scored the first world record in Para powerlifting at the Games in the 41-kilogram class. Her 109-kilogram bench press on her fourth attempt did not count as her official best lift but was deemed a world record. Her third attempt of 108-kilograms was a full 10 kilograms more than silver medalist Ni Nengah Widiasih’s 98-kilogram bench press.

The other world record was hit by Folashade Oluwafemiayo of Nigeria in the Women’s 86-kilogram class. Oluwafemiayo racked up four successful attempts including a 151-kilogram lift for gold. Her fourth attempt tacked on an additional kilogram and now stands as both the Paralympic and world record.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games — Para Powerlifting Results

Below are the results for the 10 men’s and 10 women’s weight categories. In the case of a tied result, the athlete with the lesser bodyweight was ranked higher.

Women’s 49KG

  1. Guo Lingling (China) — 108 kilograms (238.1 pounds)
    • Fourth attempt — 109 kilograms (240.3 pounds) — World Record, Paralympic Record
  2. Ni Nengah Widiasih (Indonesia) — 98 kilograms (216.1 pounds)
  3. Clara Sarahy Fuentes Monasterio (Venezuela) — 97 kilograms (213.9 pounds)

Women’s 45KG

  1. Latifat Tijani (Nigeria) — 107 kilograms (235.9 pounds)
  2. Cui Zhe (China) — 102 kilograms (224.9 pounds)
  3. Justyna Kozdryk (Poland) — 101 kilograms (222.7 pounds)

Women’s 50KG

  1. Hu Dandan (China) — 120 kilograms (264.6 pounds) | bodyweight: 49.27 kilograms
  2. Rehab Ahmed (Egypt) — 120 kilograms (264.6 pounds) | bodyweight: 49.87 kilograms Paralympic Record*
  3. Olivia Broome (Great Britain) — 107 kilograms (235.9 pounds)

*Ahmed is credited with the Paralympic record as she was the first athlete to successfully lift that weight.

Women’s 55KG

  1. Mariana Shevchuk (Ukraine) — 125 kilograms (275.6 pounds)
  2. Xiao Cuijuan (China) — 124 kilograms (273.4 pounds) | bodyweight: 54 kilograms
  3. Besra Duman (Turkey) — 124 kilograms (273.4 pounds) | bodyweight:54.84 kilograms

Women’s 61KG

  1. Amalia Perez (Mexico) — 131 kilograms (288.8 pounds)
  2. Ruza Kuzieva (Uzbekistan) — 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds) | bodyweight: 58.35 kilograms
  3. Lucy Ejike (Nigeria) — 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds) | bodyweight: 60.24 kilograms

Women’s 67KG

  1. Tan Yujiao (China) — 133 kilograms (293.2 pounds)
  2. Fatma Omar (Egypt) — 120 kilograms (264.6 pounds)
  3. Olaitan Ibrahim (Nigeria) — 119 kilograms (262.4 pounds)

Women’s 73KG

  1. Mariana D’Andrea (Brazil) — 137 kilograms (302 pounds)
  2. Xu Lili (China) — 134 kilograms (295.4 pounds)
  3. Souhad Ghazouani (France) — 132 kilograms (291 pounds)

Women’s 79KG

  1. Bose Omolayo (Nigeria) — 141 kilograms (310.9 pounds) — Paralympic Record
  2. Nataliia Oliinyk (Ukraine) — 133 kilograms (293.2 pounds)
  3. Vera Muratova (Russian Paralympic Committee) — 132 kilograms (291 pounds)

Women’s 86KG

  1. Folashade Oluwafemiayo (Nigeria) — 151 kilograms (332.9 pounds)
    • Fourth attempt — 152 kilograms (335.1 pounds) — World Record, Paralympic Record
  2. Zheng Feifei (China) — 139 kilograms (306.4 pounds)
  3. Louise Sugden (Great Britain) — 131 kilograms (288.8 pounds)

Women’s +86KG

  1. Deng Xuemei (China) — 153 kilograms (337.3 pounds)
  2. Loveline Obiji (Nigeria) — 147 kilograms (324.1 pounds)
  3. Marzena Zieba (Poland) — 140 kilograms (308.7 pounds)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Men’s 49KG

  1. Omar Sami Hamadeh Qarada (Jordan) — 173 kilograms (381.4 pounds) | bodyweight 47.21 kilograms
  2. Lê Văn Công (Vietnam) — 173 kilogams (381.4 pounds) | bodyweight 47.31 kilograms
  3. Parvin Mammadov (Azerbaijan) — 156 kilograms (343.9 pounds)

Men’s 54KG

  1. David Degtyarev (Kazahkstan) — 174 kilograms (383.6 pounds)
  2. Axel Bourlon (France) — 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds) | bodyweight: 52.95 kilograms
  3. Dimitrios Bakochristos (Greece) — 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds) | bodyweight: 53.10 kilograms

Men’s 59KG

  1. Qi Yongkai (China) — 187 kilograms (412.3 pounds) | bodyweight: 57.75 kilograms
  2. Sherif Osman (Egypt) — 187 kilograms (412.3 pounds) | bodyweight: 58.41 kilograms
  3. Herbert Aceituno (El Salvador) — 184 kilograms (405.7 pounds)

Men’s 65KG

  1. Liu Lei (China) — 198 kilograms (436.5 pounds)
  2. Amir Jafari Arangeh (Iran) — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds)
  3. Hocine Bettir (Algeria) — 192 kilograms (423.3 pounds)

Men’s 72KG

  1. Bonnie Bunyau Gustin (Malaysia) — 228 kilograms (502.7 pounds) — Paralympic Record
  2. Mahmoud Attia (Egypt) — 191 kilograms (421.1 pounds)
  3. Micky Yule (Great Britain) — 182 kilograms (401.2 pounds)

Men’s 80KG

  1. Roohallah Rostami (Iran) — 234 kilograms (515.9 pounds)
  2. Gu Xiaofei (China) — 215 kilograms (474 pounds)
  3. Mohamed Elelfat (Egypt) — 212 kilograms (467.4 pounds)

Men’s 88KG

  1. Abdelkareem Mohmmad Ahmad Khattab (Jordan) — 231 kilograms (509.3 pounds) — Paralympic Record
  2. Ye Jixiong (China) — 220 kilograms (485 pounds)
  3. Hany Abdelhady (Egypt) — 214 kilograms (471.8 pounds) 

Men’s 97KG

  1. Yan Panpan (China) — 227 kilograms (500.5 pounds)
  2. Seyedhamed Solhipouravanji (Iran) — 222 kilograms (489.4 pounds)
  3. Fabio Torres (Colombia) — 221 kilograms (487.2 pounds)

Men’s 107KG

  1. Sodnompiljee Enkhbayar (Mongolia) — 245 kilograms (540.1 pounds) — Paralympic Record
  2. Yee Khie Jong (Malaysia) — 237 kilograms (522.5 pounds)
  3. Saman Razi (Iran) — 231 kilograms (509.3 pounds) 

Men’s +107KG

  1. Jamil Elshebli (Jordan) — 241 kilograms (531.3 pounds) | bodyweight: 134.86 kilograms
  2. Mansour Pourmirzaei (Iran) — 241 kilograms (531.3 pounds) | bodyweight: 159.52 kilograms
  3. Faris Al-Ageeli (Iraq) — 228 kilograms (502.7 pounds)

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