Georgian corporal and para athlete Temur Dadiani, who lost both his legs in a mine explosion in Afghanistan in 2011, claimed a gold medal at the 2023 World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Tbilisi.
Dadiani, a member of the Georgian para-wrestling team, competed in the -65 kg weight powerlifting category and lifted 115 kg at the tournament, which started on Saturday and will run until Monday.
The Tbilisi World Cup, organised by the Georgian Paralympic Committee and supported by the Sports Ministry, Tbilisi City Hall and Public Broadcaster, is a pre-qualification tournament for the Paralympic Games of Paris 2024.
In 2022, Dadiani won a gold medal at the World Armwrestling Championships in Istanbul, while also claiming gold in his weight powerlifting category, lifting 115 kg, and a bronze medal in swimming at the Marine Corps Trials competition in the United States.
In 2014, the Georgian para athlete set a Guinness world record after completing 37 press-ups in 38.25 seconds – three more than the minimum requirement.