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Malaysian Bonnie Banyau Gustin Breaks World Record At Para Powerlifting World Cup

Kuching-born powerlifter Bonnie Banyau Gustin has made Malaysia proud after he won the gold medal and successfully set a new world record for the men’s above 72kg category in the 11th Fazza Dubai 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup on 22 June.

Gustin already managed to secure the gold medal when none of the other competitors were able to beat his second lift of 221kg. But the 20-year-old powerlifter decided to go further when he realised he was only 9kg away from beating the world record of 229kg, which was held by Iranian powerlifter Rostami Roohallah since 2019.

For his final lift, the bar was raised to 230kg, but Gustin proved that it was no challenge too heavy as he successfully lifted the weight of a new world record. This also marks Gustin’s second Para Powerlifting World Cup win this year after he lifted his way to first place in Bangkok last month.

What a way to start the day at #Dubai2021 World Cup😍 WR and 🥇 for Malaysia's Bonnie Bunyau Gustin 🇲🇾 in the men's up to 72kg! 2️⃣3️⃣0️⃣ kg 🥈HU Peng 🇨🇳 🥉INNOCENT Nnamdi 🇳🇬 📊 Live results: https://t.co/lp8svpU6bE#ParaPowerlifting @Paralympics @DCDuae pic.twitter.com/2BXCAugphr — Para Powerlifting (@Powerlifting) June 22, 2021

With all these achievements under his belt, Gustin should be heading to the Tokyo Paralympics as the No. 1 ranked para lifter in his category. There’s no doubt that Gustin will be bringing his A game then. We wish him all the best and congratulations once more.

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