Asia-Oceania Para Powerlifting Championships: Farman Basha wins silver on Day 2 | More sports news



NEW DELHI: veteran weightlifter Basha Farman clinched the silver medal at the Asia-Oceania Open World Para Powerlifting Championships underway in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Thursday.
Basha, whose last medal came in the Asian Paralympic Games 2018 in Indonesia cleared the bar in all three sets starting at 130kg, 132kg and 135kg for a total of 397kg, enough to take silver in the men’s event up to 54kg.

He finished behind South Korea Keun Jin Choiwho clinched gold with a total of 465 kg while Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Zamirbek Uluu won bronze with 362 kg.
It was Choi’s first major medal since the 2006 Asian Paralympic Games.
“It’s good to win a medal after a long time, but I hope our efforts are recognized. My next goal is the Asian Paralympic Games, after which I plan to retire,” said Basha, who was recovering. injury in the past two years. .


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