DAY 11 ROUND-UP: World records broken

Ahmed Hemid of Egypt lifts 213kg to break the world record
Ahmed Hemid of Egypt with 213kg lift to break the world record (credit Richard Hall)

World records were broken on day 11 of the IBSA World Games.

Two powerlifting world records were broken on Thursday, August 24, both on squats, as Ahmed Hemid of Egypt lifted 213kg in the 75kg section, while in the 82.5 kg section Andril Myronets of Ukraine lifted an incredible 223kg.

The second day of the tennis tournament saw the first of the doubles matches and there was an exciting match in the Men’s B1 competition when lone Pakistani representative Naqi Rizvi beat Argentinian Roberto Masotta 4-2, 4-1.

Nathalia Benavides from Colombia had a brilliant day with winning scores of 4-0, 4-0 and 4-1, 4-2. Her first match was also a winning one with a score of 4-1, 4-2 but later in the day she was disadvantaged by a fall in her second match and lost to Australia’s Grace Hobbs 1-4, 2-4.

In the singles matches, there were a number of players progressing with a 4-0, 4-0 score, including Christian Bolton-Edenborough, Michal Stype, Charlotte Schwagmeier, Grace Hobbs, Paul Ryb, Mark Haskett, and Adrian Arriaga Oritz.

It was also the first day for archery, with an entertaining day deciding Friday’s medal contenders.

The VI1 gold medal final is set to be contested between the Belgian Reuben Vanhollebeke and Great Britain’s Clive Jones. Vanhollebeke led comfortably on the field from early on, defeating Ugandan Tumisiime Gad Rauben in the semi-finals who will go on to contest bronze with Italian Loredana Ruisi who lost a close semi-final with Jones.

The VI2/3 final will be an all-British affair between Steve Prowse and Nick Thomas, while the VI Open category final will be another all-British contest between Terry Piper and Andrea Thomas.

Other highlights saw a scramble for the goalball quarter final places as the final pool matches took place at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Team GB’s women’s side progressed to the quarters on home territory after a 3-2 victory over Brazil following two goals from Georgie Bullen.

Elsewhere, Lithuania men’s defeated Germany 11-6 and followed it up with a victory over Finland to book a quarter final spot against Turkiye. The Germans lost their second match to Japan 9-4, which means Japan now face USA in the quarter finals.

RESULTS IN FULL – Thursday 24th August

Men’s blind football

Germany 1-0 Spain

Thailand 1-1 Morocco (Thailand win 3-2 on penalties)

Turkiye 6-0 Mali

England 1-0 Mexico


J1 -90kg
1st – Moussa Gholami (IRI)
2nd – Arthur Cavalcante da Silva (BRA)
3rd – Oleg Cretul (MDA)
3rd – Yurong Wu (CHN)
J1 +90kg
1st – Wilians Araújo (BRA)
2nd – Ilham Zakiyev (AZE)
3rd – Ion Basoc (MDA)
3rd – Onur Tastan (TUR)
J2 -90kg
1st – Helios Latchoumanaya (FRA)
2nd – Zhanbota Amanzhol (KAZ)
3rd – Marcelo Casanova (BRA)
3rd – Lasha Kizilashvili (GEO)
J2 +90kg
1st – Vahid Nouri (IRI)
2nd – Ibrahim Bolukbasi (TUR)
3rd – Revaz Chikoidze (GEO)
3rd – Aloviddin Jurakulov (UZB)
J1 -70kg
1st – Li Liu (CHN)
2nd – Merve Uslu (TUR)
3rd – Nadia Agostina Boggiano (ARG)
3rd – Brenda Souza de Freitas (BRA)
J1 +70kg
1st – Anastasiia Harnyk (UKR)
2nd – Nazan Akin Gunes (TUR)
3rd – Christella Garcia (USA)
3rd – Erika Zoaga (BRA)
J2 -70kg
1st – Yue Wang (CHN)
2nd – Khanim Huseynova (AZE)
3rd – Kazusa Ogawa (JPN)
J2 +70kg
1st – Carolina Costa (ITA)
2nd – Rebeca Silva (BRA)
3rd – Meg Emmerich (BRA)
3rd – Sheyla Hernandez (CUB)



Lithuania 11-6 Germany

Greece 3-12 Ukraine

Egypt 5-11 Finland

Great Britain 6-11 South Korea

Australia 6-4 Argentina

Iran 3-2 Turkiye

Finland 3-8 Lithuania

Ukraine 2-2 USA

Japan 4-9 Germany


Japan 1-0 China

USA 1-0 Brazil

Australia 0-3 Israel

Germany 9-6 Finland

Great Britain 3-2 Greece

Finland 1-8 USA

Canada 2-4 Brazil


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India VI Women 217/5 – England VI Women 64/4 (India VI Women won by 153 runs)

Bangladesh VI Men 187/3 – Australia VI Men 134/8 (Bangladesh VI Men won by 53 runs)

England VI Men 103 – Pakistan VI Men 104/4 (Pakistan VI Men won by 6 wickets)


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