Iranians Rahman and Javanmardi top IPC’s “Athlete of the Month” vote

2014 IPC Athlete of the Month (October 2014) - Javanmardi-Rahman

October 2014 IPC Athlete of the Month (from right to left): Siamand Rahman (1st place) and Sareh Javanmardi (2nd place)

Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been named the Athlete of the Month for October 2014 after his incredible performance at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games in South Korea.

The world’s strongest Paralympian made history at the competition, breaking his own world record three times on his way to gold in the men’s over 107kg category.

Rahman received 63.9 per cent of the public vote to finish ahead of his compatriot, shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani, who received 34.3 per cent of the vote after breaking two world records on her way to double gold in the P2 (women’s 10m pistol SH1) and P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1) in Incheon.

Gambian athletics star Demba Jarju came third, after he became the first wheelchair racer to win the Gambian Marathon.




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