- GOLD Medal & Paralympic Record for Mamalos -
Pavlos Mamalos has won the GOLD medal in the Men’s Weightlifting 107kg event! The Greek athlete lifted 238 kg to set a new Paralympic Record.
Going into today’s Men’s Weightlifting (under 107kg) event, Pavlos Mamalos was the favorite for the gold medal. The current world record holder, first lifted 233 kg and essentially secured the gold medal after lifting 234 kg. He went on to show his amazing abilities and set a new Paralympic Record by surpassing 238 kg. Mamalos attempted to set a new world record, but he failed to lift 243.5 kg. With his lift of 238 kg he won the GOLD medal ahead of Mohamed Ahmed from Egypt (233 kg) and Ali Sadeghzadehsalmani from Iran (226 kg).
The Olympic Gold was the only medal missing from Mamalos’ collection after winning silver in Beijing (2008) and bronze in London (2012). This is Greece’s 3rd gold medal in Rio and the 10th medal overall.