Tan Yujiao won gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and set a world record to claim regional gold ©Getty Images

China's Tan Yujiao broke her own world record in the women's under-67 kilograms category as she won gold at the Asia-Oceania Powerlifting Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. 

The Rio 2016 Paralympic champion lifted 139kg – half a kilo more than what she managed in Rio.

"I am so happy and excited," she said.

"Now I want to break it again in October at the Asian Para Games."

Kazakhstan's Paralympic silver medallist Raushan Koishibayeva took silver again behind Tan, lifting 111kg in the final.

The bronze medal went to South Korea's Hyeong Hui Kim who managed 110kg.

In the men’s under-72kg event, Iraq's Rasool Mohsin took gold lifting 219kg.

The two-time Paralympic silver medallist could have continued to lift more, and perhaps break his world record, but decided not to.

"I am very happy for winning this gold medal," Mohsin said.

"Unfortunately, I did not go for the world record as I have a shoulder injury.

"But I will go for it at October's Asian Para Games.

"I will lift 230kg."

China's two-time Paralympic medallist Hu Peng tied with Iran's London 2012 silver medallist, Roohallah Rostami, both lifting 211kg.

Rostami was awarded the silver medal due to a lower bodyweight and Hu the bronze.

Rostami weighs 71.69kg to Hu's 71.81kg.

China also claimed gold through Jianjin Cui in the women's under-61kg event.

Cui lifted 118kg whereas silver medallist Yuliana Lili of Indonesia only managed 93kg.

South Korea's Youn Shil Jeong took the bronze medal after an 85kg lift.

Day three of the Championships saw China add to their tally of gold medals again, as Gu Xiaofei won gold in the men's under-5kg event.

The 29-year-old secured China's ninth gold by lifting 227kg, ahead of Iran's Nader Moradi in silver and Kazakhstan's Nodarzhan Khamrullayev with the bronze.

Moradi managed to lift 202kg and Khamrullayev lifted 160kg.

The Asia-Oceania Powerlifting Open Championships also invites athletes from outside the region to compete.

Two sets of medals are then awarded; one set for the top three Asia-Oceania powerlifters and the one set for the best overall.

In the women’s under-61kg category, Mexico's Amalia Perez won the overall title.

The three-time Paralympic champion lifted 131kg, which pushed Cui into silver overall and Lili in bronze.

"I am very happy with my performance," Perez said.

"I usually compete in the women's up-to-55kg, where this lift would have been a world record, but switched for the up-to-61kg for some time to let younger Mexican powerlifters grow in the lower categories.

"However, I'll be back to the up-to-55kg for the next big competitions, including the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games."

Competition will continue tomorrow with the women's under-73kg and under-79kg, and the men's under-88kg and under-97kg.