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Para Powerlifting icon Farman Basha wins silver in Para Asian Games 2018; young sensation Paramjeet wins bronze


India’s ace para powerlifter Farman Basha won silver in 49 kg category at the Para Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta. Young sensation Paramjeet Kumar won bronze in the same category.

Farman Basha lifted a weight of 128kg in his second attempt. However he failed to lift 133kg in his final attempt that could have fetched him gold. Debutant Pia Laophakdee of Laos won the gold by lifting 133kg in his final lift.

Paramjeet Kumar came third by lifting 127kg in his third attempt.

Earlier, woman powerlifter Paramjeet Kaur came 4th in her 41kg class event. She lifted the highest of 75kg in her total three attempts.

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