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Para Powerlifter Eri Yamamoto Aspires to Represent Japan at the Paralympic Games

From the age of 8, Para powerlifter Eri Yamamoto imagined representing her nation in the Paralympic Games. While just recently discovering powerlifting in 2016, Yamamoto rapidly rose through the ranks and was on the fence of receiving the 2020 Summer Paralympics prior to the postponement of the competition. Completing in the -55 kg class, Yamamoto …

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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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Paralympian Siamand Rahman Has Passed Away At Age 31

Paralympic powerlifter Siamand Rahman passed away on Sunday March 1st, 2020 in his hometown, Oshnavieh, Iran, after suffering a heart attack. He was 31 years old. Rahman made his powerlifting debut on the world stage at the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Powerlifting World Championships in 2010 with a silver medal finish. He is a three-time world champion …

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