The Ali Jawad story – from judoka to powerlifter

Ali Jawad (born 12 January 1989) is a British Paralympic powerlifter competing in the -59kg class. Born without legs he took up powerlifting at the age of 16. He competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, finishing fourth. The following year he took gold at the Asian Open Championships making a world record lift of 185.5kg. At the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai, he became World Champion in his class, setting another world record, lifting 190kg