Records fall as powerlifters battle for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games places at test event

Colombia’s Jainer Cantillo set a new continental record in the -80kg category during the Rio 2016 powerlifting test event at Carioca Arena 1 on Friday (22 January). All smiles, the man from the same town (Santa Marta) as Colombian football legend Carlos Valderrama, lifted 195kg, the most ever in the Americas, on the second day of the Rio stage of the 2016 IPC Powerlifting Word Cup in Barra Olympic Park.


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Colombia's Jainer Cantillo took gold in the -80kg category; © Rio 2016/Alex Ferro