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Egyptian powerlifter Amal Mahmoud wins Paralympic bronze

Amal Mahmoud
Egyptian powerlifter Amal Mahmoud added a bronze to her Paralympic medal collection as she came third in the women’s -67 kg at the Rio 2016 Games on Sunday.

Amal, 37, clinched the medal with a 108 kg lift in her second attempt, while she missed out on her first and third attempts.

Raushan Koishibayeva of Kazakhstan came second after lifting 113 kg, while China’s Yujiao Tan finished in the first place with a 135 kg lift, before lifting 138.5 kg to break the Paralympic and world records.

This marked Amal’s third Paralympic medal as she won silver at the Beijing 2008 Games and a bronze at the London 2012 Games.

Egyptian Powerlifters are currently leading the way for the Egyptian delegation at the Rio Games, winning five out of a total of six medals won by Egyptian Paralympians.

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