paralympic powerlifting

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Multi-Time Paralympian Ali Jawad Talks Training and Anti-Doping Efforts in Paralympic Powerlifting

Ali Jawad set his sights on the Paralympic Games when he was just a young boy growing up in the UK. “When I was 6, I watched (sprinter) Michael Johnson win his double gold medals in Atlanta. I didn’t know what sport I was going to do. Obviously I couldn’t be a runner, because I …

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Para Powerlifter Donato Telesco: My Rivals Fuel Me

Powerlifter Donato Telesca will represent Italy in the Junior division at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in the -72kg weight class. The 21-year-old Telesca only started powerlifting as a hobby in 2016 and started competing the following year, but he has racked up an impressive resume since then. He has set eight Junior World Records, including …

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How Indonesia’s Best Paralympic Powerlifter Overcame Polio to Medal in Rio

Ni Nengah Widiasih — “Widi” for short — is one of the brightest stars in Paralympic powerlifting, having won enough medals and broken enough records that she’s even wound up sponsored by Toyota. But no, being a Toyota spokesperson isn’t he 27-year-old Indonesian’s most impressive accomplishment.  After contracting polio and losing the use of her …

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Sherif Osman: 3-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist on Training and Games Postponement

The Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed until 2021. What hasn’t received quite as much press is the postponement of the Paralympic Games, which will now also take place in Tokyo in 2021 between August 24th and September 5th. We caught up with one of Paralympic powerlifting’s biggest stars for his thoughts on the postponement …

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