Egyptian weightlifter wins gold, breaks record at Rio Paralympics

Wednesday 14-09-2016 02:52 PM

Egyptian athlete Mohamed al-Dib at the Rio paralympics, Sept. 2016 - Ahram Gate

CAIRO, Sept. 14 (Aswat Masriya) - Egyptian athlete Mohamed al-Dib won the third gold medal for Egypt at the Rio Paralympics for Men's -97 Kg, and broke the record by lifting 237 kilograms on Tuesday.

According to the state-owned MENA news agency, China's Dong Qi came second, lifting 233 kg, while Mexico's Jose de Jesus Castillo won third-place, lifting 229 kg.

This is the third gold medal Egypt scooped at the Rio Paralympics. Two other gold medals were won by Egyptian athletes Sherif Osman and Randa Mahmoud for the Men's -59 kg and Women's -86 kg, respectively. 

On Monday, Egyptian powerlifter Amany Ali won bronze at the women’s -73 kg event, and was successful in her three attempts, lifting 110 kg, 115 kg and 127 kg respectively to come in the third place.

Egypt increased its medal tally at the Rio Paralympic Games, held between September 7 and 18, to eight medals; including three gold, three silver, three bronze.

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