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VIDEO: Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim wins fifth Paralympic medal

Shaaban Ibrahim
Egyptian powerlifter Shaaban Ibrahim won a bronze medal in the men’s -65 kg event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics on Saturday.

The 40-year-old missed out on his first attempt before lifting 191 kg and 193 kg on the second and third attempts respectively, to secure the bronze medal.

China’s Peng Hu claimed the silver medal after lifting 200 kg, while Paul Kehinde of Nigeria broke the Paralympic and world record with a 218 kg lift to secure the gold medal.

This marks Ibrahim’s fifth Paralympic medal, as he has taken home a medal from every Paralympics at which he has competed; silver in 2000, gold in 2004 and bronze in 2008 and 2012.

Egypt have collected a total of three medals in the ongoing Paralympics, after powerlifters Sherif Osman and Rehab Ahmed won gold and silver respectively.

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