More than 80 Para-athletics and powerlifting athletes, coaches and technical officials, from 14 African countries, gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for a three-day workshop and training camp.
Siamand Rahman has been named as the best Asian-Oceanian powerlifter following success at the regional championships in Kitakyushu.
Ukrainian powerlifter Anton Kriukov has been suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an anti-doping violation.
World Para Powerlfting has released the shortlist for the Best Asian Powerlifter award following the end of the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu and public voting is open.
Para powerlifters from across Asia and Oceania have signed a commitment to clean sport during anti-doping seminars run by the sport’s governing body.
Iran's Siamand Rahman was predictably dominant as the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships concluded in Kitakyushu.
China continued their domination of the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships with two more world records on the penultimate day in Kitakyushu.
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.
China's Qi Yongkai broke the world junior record en-route to winning gold at the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships in Japan.
Chinese powerlifting phenomenon Lingling Guo broke her own world record three times inside 20 minutes to win gold in the women's up to 45 kilogram category at the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu in Japan.
Paralympic and world champions are among the entries for the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships, which begin in Kitakyushu tomorrow.
Eight candidates successfully passed a powerlifting technical official course in Lima.
Sherif Osman has scooped the "Best African Powerlifter" accolade.
Nigerian Paralympic champion Bose Omolayo made history by breaking the women's under-79 kilogram world record on the final day of the World Para Powerlifting African Championships in Algiers.
Nigeria won four of the six gold medals available on day one of the African Powerlifting Championships in Algiers.