Great Paralympic moments: Siamand Rahman breaks the 300kg barrier at Rio 2016 

Siamand Rahman of the Islamic Republic of Iran reacts after making a successful lift during the Men's +100 kg Powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
Siamand Rahman of the Islamic Republic of Iran reacts after making a successful lift during the Men's +100 kg Powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 28 August 2020, Siamand Rahman lifts the Paralympic bar to new heights.

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Rahman lifts the bar to record heights

It’s not often the world gets to witness an incredible athlete like Siamand Rahman. And while sadly the Islamic Republic of Iran athlete passed away earlier this year, his legacy lives on.

Rahman broke records everywhere he went but one of his greatest achievements came at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The then 28-year-old powerlifter, who was in the 107kg+ category, started the competition off with a lift of 270kg.

After keeping spectators and the media on their toes as to whether or not he would attempt 300kg, Rahman came out and successfully lifted the bar. But would he be able to go further and be the first athlete to beak the 300kg barrier?

Greatest Paralympic Moments: Siamand Rahman, Rio 2016