By Nigar Orujova
Azerbaijan's powerlifter Elshan Huseynov has won the bronze medal at the Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai on April 11, Azerbaijan's National Paralympic Committee reported.
Huseynov lifted 230 kg in the 107 kg weight category at the championship held on April 5-11.
Power lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts. The main goal of this sport is to overcome resistance of the heaviest weight for the lifter.
Powerlifting is also called power triathlon due to the fact that as a competitive disciplines it includes three exercises squat, bench press, and deadlift, which together define the skills of athlete.
Azerbaijani Paralympic athletes are achieving more successes year by year. They are currently taking part in 10 sports competitions.
The first Children's Paralympic Committee in the world was established in Azerbaijan in September 2013.