Every week we are revisiting some of the classic Commonwealth moments from the modern era and today we are shining a spotlight on Ali Jawad’s Para Powerlifting World Record lift at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The reigning World champion set a new benchmark of 194kg lifting at a bodyweight of 59kg.
Jawad was successful in all three of his attempts lifting 186kg, 191kg and then 194kg which earned him a score of 209.4 and a Bronze medal in the lightweight competition.
In Commonwealth Para Powerlifting events, medals are allocated by a formula which takes into account a competitor's bodyweight as well as how much they lift. This allows comparisons to be drawn from different weight classes.
Nigeria's Paul Kehinde took Gold with a score of 221 while his compatriot Rolland Ezuruiketook Silver with a score of 220.2.
"I wanted to break the world record and I've done that," said Jawad after the event.
"Nigeria didn't break the world record today, I did.
"I broke it by 4kg which is a huge amount to break it by in this sport, so to me this Bronze medal feels like a Gold medal and I hope people see it like that."