The Full 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games Powerlifting Roster

Here are the athletes who will compete across the 20 bodyweight categories at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games opening ceremony will occur on Aug. 24, 2021. The Games will feature 540 athletes competing in 22 sports. Para powerlifting competition is scheduled for Aug. 26-30, 2021, and includes 20 bodyweight categories (10 male and 10 female) competing in the bench press.

Currently, the Games will not allow international spectators as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the full roster below for each weight class for both the Women’s and Men’s Divisions.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Women’s Divisions

Here are all of the female Para powerlifters competing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games:

41KG

  • Lingling Guo — China 
  • Ni Nengah Widiasih — Indonesia
  • Zoe Newson — Great Britain
  • Clara Sarahy Fuentes Monasterio — Venezuela
  • Leidy Rodriguez Rodriguez — Cuba
  • Maryna Kopiika — Ukraine
  • Hellen Wawira Kariuki — Kenya
  • Cristina Poblador Granados — Colombia
  • Noura Baddour — Syria
  • Lara Aparecida de Lima — Brazil

45KG

  • Nazmiye Muratli — Turkey
  • Latifat Tijani — Nigeria
  • Zhe Cui — China
  • Justyna Kozdryk — Poland
  • Mimozette Nghamsi Fotie — Cameroon
  • Samira Guerioua — Algeria
  • Nur Aini Bte Mohamad Yasli — Singapore
  • Alina Solodukhina — Kazahkstan
  • Oriana Del Carmen Teran Velazquez — Venezuela
  • Achelle Guion — Philippines

50KG

  • Rehab Ahmed — Egypt
  • Dandan Hu — China
  • Lidiia Soloviova — Ukraine
  • Olivia Broome — Great Britain
  • Loida Zabala Ollero — Spain
  • Sakina Khatun — India
  • Mayra Alejandra Hernandez Godinez — Mexico
  • Gulbanu Abdykhalykova — Kazahkstan
  • Halima Lemtakhem — Morocco

55KG

  • Mariana Shevchuk — Ukraine
  • Cuijuan Xiao — China
  • Besra Duman — Turkey
  • Camila Campos — Chile
  • Najat El Garraa — Morocco
  • Hoang Tuyet Loan Chau —Vietnam
  • Gihan Abdelaziz — Egypt
  • Wiunawis Nariobys Hernandez — Venezuela
  • Mozah Alzeyoudi — United Arab Emirates

61KG

  • Lucy Ejike — Nigeria
  • Amalia Perez Vazquez — Mexico
  • Ruza Kuzieva — Uzbekistan
  • Rayisa Toporkova — Ukraine
  • Fatma Korany — Egypt
  • Yasemin Ceylan Baydar — Turkey
  • Somkhoun Anon — Thailand
  • Fatema Alhasan — Syria
  • Ya-Hsuan Lin — Chinese Taipei

67KG

  • Yujiao Tan — China
  • Fatma Omar — Egypt
  • Olaitan Ibrahim — Nigeria
  • Tetyana Shyrokolava — Ukraine
  • Raushan Koishibayeva — Kazahkstan
  • Hyeong Hui Kim — South Korea
  • Maria Markou — Cyprus
  • Paulina Przywecka-Puziak — Poland

73KG

  • Mariana D’Andrea — Brazil
  • Lili Xu — China
  • Souhad Ghazouani — France
  • Paulina Okpala — Nigeria
  • Amal Mahmoud — Egypt
  • Sibel Cam — Turkey
  • Kheda Berieva — Russian Paralympic Committee
  • Britney Arendse — Ireland
  • Larisa Marinenkova — Moldova

79KG

  • Vera Muratova — Russian Paralympic Committee
  • Bose Omolayo — Nigeria
  • Nataliia Oliinyk — Ukraine
  • Maria Antonieta Ortiz — Chile
  • Gehan Hassan — Egypt
  • Asma Issa — Jordan
  • Mayagozel Ekeyeva — Turkmenistan
  • Sanae Soubane — Morocco
  • Maria Montserrat Alcoba Membrilla — Spain
  • Chika Sakamoto — Japan 

86KG

  • Folashade Oluwafemiayo — Nigeria
  • Feifei Zheng — China
  • Amany Ali — Egypt
  • Louise Sugden — Great Britain
  • Tharwh Tayseer Hamdan Alhajaj — Jordan
  • Tayana Medeiros — Brazil
  • Marion Alejandra Serrano Guajardo — Chile
  • Youngsun Lee — South Korea

+86KG

  • Xuemei Deng — China
  • Loveline Obiji — Nigeria
  • Randa Mahmoud — Egypt
  • Perla Patricia Barcenas Ponce de Leon — Mexico
  • Marzena Zieba — Poland
  • Polina Katsman — Israel
  • Hyunjung Lee — South Korea
  • Huda Ali — Iraq

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Men’s Divisions

Here are all of the male Para powerlifters competing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games:

49KG

  • Yakubu Adesokan — Nigeria
  • Omar Sami Hamadeh Qarada — Jordan
  • Van Cong le — Vietnam
  • Abdullah Kayapinar — Turkey
  • Parvin Mammadov — Azerbaijan
  • Hadj Ahmed Beyour — Algeria
  • Joao Maria Franca Junior — Brazil
  • Hiroshi Miura — Japan
  • Slawomir Szymanski — Poland

54KG

  • David Degtyarev — Kazahkstan
  • Taha Abdelmajid — Egypt
  • Dimitrios Bakochristos — Greece
  • Bruno Carra — Brazil
  • Axel Boulon — France
  • Kostiantyn Panasiuk — Ukraine
  • Keun Jin Choi — South Korea
  • Ali Al-Darraji — Iraq

59KG

  • Sherif Osman — Egypt
  • Yongka Qi — China
  • Juan Carlos Garrido — Chile
  • Herbert Aceituno — El Salvador
  • Paschalis Kouloumoglou — Greece
  • Ibrahim Dauda — Nigeria
  • Ali JawadGreat Britain
  • Mariusz Tomczyk — Poland
  • Tomohiro Kose — Japan
  • Niel Garcia Trelles — Peru

65KG

  • Lei Liu — China
  • Amir Jafari Arangeh — Iran
  • Hocine Bettir — Algeria
  • Jorge Carinao — Chile
  • Mohammad Tarbash — Jordan
  • Jai Deep — India
  • Grzegorz Lanzer — Poland
  • Narong Kasanun — Thailand
  • Adou Herve Ano — Ivory Coast
  • Jose Manuel Abud Coronado — Domincan Republic

72KG

  • Bonnie Bunyau Gustin — Malaysia
  • Rasool Mohsin — Iraq
  • Peng Hu — China
  • Nnamdi Innocent — Nigeria
  • Mahmoud Attia — Egypt
  • Micky Yule — Great Britain
  • Thongsa Marasri —  Thailand
  • Hajime Ujiro — Japan
  • Emmanuel Nii Tettey Oku — Ghana
  • Rey Melchor Dimas Vasquez — Panama

80KG

  • Roohallah Rostami — Iran
  • Xiaofei Gu — China
  • Mohamed Elelfat — Egypt
  • Donato Telesca — Italy
  • Francisco Tulio Palomeque Palacios — Colombia
  • Ahmad Razm Azar — Georgia
  • Gkremislav Moysiadis — Greece
  • Yurii Babynets — Ukraine
  • Ailton Bento de Souza — Brazil

88KG

  • Abdelkareem Mohmmad Ahmad — Jordan
  • Jixiong Ye — China
  • Hany Abdelhady — Egypt
  • Mohammed Khamis Khalaf — United Arab Emirates
  • Farhod Umirzakov — Uzbekistan
  • Oniger Jesus Drake Vega — Cuba
  • Evanio da Silva — Brazil
  • Rakhmetzhan Khamayev — Kazahkstan
  • Sedric Roussel Watchou Kouokam — Hungary

97KG

  • Seyedhamed Solhipouravanji — Iran
  • Panpan Yan — China
  • Fabio Torres — Colombia
  • Mutaz Zakaria Daoud Aljuneidi — Jordan
  • Petar Milenkovic — Serbia
  • Mohamed Ahmed — Egypt
  • Nurlan Babajanov — Azerbaijan
  • Denis Raiul — Moldova

107KG

  • Enkhbayar Sodnompiljee — Mongolia
  • Yee Khie Jong — Malaysia
  • Saman Razi — Iran
  • Jose De Jesus Castillo Castillo — Mexico
  • Elshan Huseynov — Azerbaijan
  • Nuriddin Davlatov — Uzbekistan
  • Abbas Naisan — Iraq
  • Akaki Jintcharadze — Georgia
  • Jacob Schrom — USA

+107KG

  • Mansour Pourmirzaei — Iran
  • Faris Al-Ageeli — Iraq
  • Jamil Elshebli — Jordan
  • Konstantinos Dimou — Greece
  • Shamo Aslanov — Azerbaijan
  • Jhon Freddy Castaneda Velasquez — Colombia
  • Keun Bae Chun — South Korea
  • Amr Mosaad — Egypt

[Related: Bangkok 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup Results]

2016 Paralympic Games Medalists

35 medalists from the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games return to Tokyo — 20 female and 15 male. They are listed below from lightest weight class to heaviest:

Women’s Divisions

  • Zhe Cui — Silver, 41-kilograms
  • Ni Nengah Widiasih — Bronze, 41-kilograms
  • Dandan Hu — Gold, 45-kilograms
  • Latifat Tijani — Silver, 45-kilograms
  • Zoe Newson — Bronze, 45-kilograms
  • Lidiia Soloviova — Gold, 50-kilograms
  • Rehab Ahmed — Silver, 50-kilograms
  • Amalia Perez Vazquez — Gold, 55-kilograms
  • Cuijuan Xiao — Bronze, 55-kilograms
  • Lucy Ejike — Gold, 61-kilograms
  • Fatma Omar — Silver, 61-kilograms
  • Yujiao Tan — Gold, 67-kilograms
  • Raushan Koishibayeva — Silver, 67-kilograms
  • Amal Mahmoud — Bronze, 67-kilograms
  • Souhad Ghazouani — Silver, 73-kilograms
  • Amany Ali — Bronze, 73-kilograms
  • Bose Omolayo — Gold, 79-kilograms
  • Lili Xu — Silver, 79-kilograms
  • Randa Mahmoud — Gold, 86-kilograms
  • Marzena Zieba — Silver, +86-kilograms

Men’s Divisions

  • Dimitrios Bakochristos — Bronze, 54-kilograms
  • Sherif Osman — Gold, 59-kilograms
  • Ali Jawad — Silver, 59-kilograms
  • Hu Peng — Silver, 65-kilograms
  • Liu Lei — Gold, 72-kilograms
  • Rasool Mohsin — Silver, 72-kilograms
  • Nnamdi Innocent — Bronze, 72-kilograms
  • Xiaofei Gu — Silver, 80-kilograms
  • Mohammed Khamis Khalaf — Gold, 88-kilograms
  • Evanio da Silva — Silver, 88-kilograms
  • Enkhbayar Sodnompiljee — Bronze, 88-kilograms
  • Jose De Jesus Castillo Castillo — Bronze, 97-kilograms
  • Mohamed Ahmed — Silver, 107-kilograms
  • Amr Mosaad — Silver, +107-kilograms
  • Jamil Elshebli — Bronze, +107-kilograms

We will have to tune in to see if these returning medalists can match or beat their 2016 Paralympic Games performances. The Games will begin on Aug. 24, 2021.

Editor’s Note: BarBend is an official media provider for World Para Powerlifting. The two organizations maintain editorial independence unless otherwise noted on specific content projects. 

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