Dec 4, 2017, 2:51 PM
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Iranian para-weightlifters bag two colorful medals

Tehran, Nov 4, IRNA – Iranian para-weightlifting team members received two medals in World Para Sport Festival in Mexico City.

Amir Ja’fari and Yousef Yousefi, who respectively received silver and bronze medals, competed in the 59-kilogram weight category.

Ja’fari and Yousefi lifted the 187 kg and 182 kg weights to stand on the podium.

According to the official website of the competitions, the 2017 Para Sport Festival will feature both the World Para Swimming Championships and World Para Powerlifting Championships.

Two of the biggest Para sport competitions will be held together for the first time in history in Mexico City on December 2-8.

The competition has been rescheduled from September 30 -October 7 following the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City on September 19.

Around 1,200 athletes, officials and staff from 89 countries plus the Independent Paralympic Athletes’ Team will compete across both sports.

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