Powerlifter Farman Basha finishes 4th in Paralympics


New Delhi: Indian powerlifter Farman Basha missed out on a medal as he finished fourth in the men’s 49kg event of the Rio Paralympic Games here. Basha managed a best lift of 140kg in three attempts to miss the medal.

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At the start, the 42-year-old successfully lifted 140kg, but he missed on his second and third attempts at lifting 150kg and 155kg, respectively, on Thursday.

Cong van Le, lifted 181kg to win the gold medal while Omar Qarada of Jordan and Hungary’s Nandor Tunkel won silver and bronze, respectively.

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