Jamil ElShebli takes gold in Paralympic powerlifting

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(Photo: Handout from the JOC)
AMMAN — The national weightlifter Jamil ElShebli on Monday afternoon won a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for powerlifting in the 107kg weight class, giving Jordan its fourth medal of the Games.اضافة اعلان

This is the first time that Jordan has won three gold medals at the same Paralympics.

ElShebli was awarded Jordan's fourth medal after Omar Qarada and Abdulkarim Khattab won gold in weightlifting and Khetam Abu Awad won bronze in table tennis.

ElShebli lifted 241kg, the same weight as Iranian Mansour, but ElShebli weighed less than his Iranian opponent, who finished second, with Iraqi Faris Hassoun taking the bronze medal. 

This is ElShebli’s fourth medal at the Paralympics, having previously won two silver medals in shot put at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and a bronze in weightlifting in Rio 2016.

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