If the first day of the 2016 Paralympics has been any sort of indicator, India is in for some amazing days ahead and there is a lot one can look forward to. Farman Basha's spirit and attempts were heroic. While Naresh Kumar Sharma and Amit Kumar were disappointing, there was a glimmer of hope from Basha, who just missed out on a medal. There are many events left and the entire country stands in support of these para-athletes as expectations of medals from this contingent are high. Thanks for joining Sportskeeda! We will get back tomorrow with more action.
Earlier, Naresh Kumar finished at a disappointing 21st in the 10m Air Rifle Standing-SH1 Qualification round. Amit Saroha failed to impress in the F51/F52 Discus Throw event as well!
Farman Basha finishes 4th! Nevertheless, this has been an impressive performance from the 42-year-old athlete.
Qaranda Omar's 177 kg is enough for a silver medal.
Le van Cong of Vietnam wins the gold medal after lifting 181 kg! A NEW WORLD RECORD!
A lift of 155.0 was enough for him to secure a bronze medal!
Tunkel Nador of Hungary is the man of the moment now. What a show from the Hungarian in his debut Paralympics!
He could not finished on the podium if he would have lifted 155 kg! He clearly looks disappointed after missing the bronze medal by a whisker.
Farman Basha cannot lift 155kg in his third attempt. Finishes fourth again after eight years.
France's Ardon Patrick finishes the 49 kg event without a successful lift too.
Bawa Aliou, South Korea's Choi Keujin finishes without a successful lift in his debut Games.
Remember, he finished fourth at the Beijing Games and fifth in 2012. Certainly, Basha will like to finish on the other side.
India's Basha is still at the fourth position with one lift left. He has to aim at 155 kg or more to have any chance of finishing on the podium.
Miura Hiroshi will be lifting 136 kg in his last attempt. That's enough for him to finish in the Top 3. But he will love to finish on a high.
Pia doesn't lift 126 kg. Finishes with 121 kg and is now out of contention.
Bawa Aliou of Togo fails to lift 113 kg for the third time! This has simply not been his day.
Omar Qarada moves to the top of the table. 177 kg is now the new PARALYMPIC RECORD!
Farman Basha while lifting 150 kg in his second attempt!
Tunkel Nador lifts 155 kg which means Basha has to increase his weight to at least 15 kilograms!
The 42-year-old Bengaluru resident must lift above 150 kg in his last and final attempt to stay in the competition.
Basha fails to lift 150 kg in his second attempt.
Farman Basha is going to attempt 151 kg in his third.
Choi Keujin fails to lift 140 kg for the second time. He will be under a lot of pressure in his third lift!
Miura Hiroshi has successfully lifted 125 kg in his second attempt. The Japanese is now at the fifth place, one behind India's Basha.
Farman Basha occupies the fourth position with a best of 140.0 kg.
Farman Basha has done well here but his opponents have been better.
Pia from Laos is on the arena. He'll be lifting 125 kg in his second attempt!
As of now, the top three are:
Van Cong Le (Vietnam) - 175 kg
Qarada Omar (Jordan) - 170 kg
Tunkel Nador (Hungary) - 150 kg
As expected, Van Cong Le has not disappointed! LIFTS 175 kg!
Qarada Omar of Jordan (170 kg) is now at the first place followed by Tunkel Nador of Hungary (150kg) and India's Farman Basha (140kg).
Wow! Tunkel Nandor of Hungary has lifted 150 kg.
This is brilliant from Farman Basha here and he has started really well.
Ardon Patrick of France has not lifted 146 kg in the first attempt.
As of now, the top three are:
Farman Basha (India) - 140 kg
Pia (Laos) - 121 kg
Miura Hiroshi (Japan) - 121 kg.
Basha, a silver medallist at the Asian Para Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China, contracted polio early in his life, but the physical impairment has not affected him much!
India's Basha is still on top of the table.
Miura Hiroshi from Japan is now third after his first attempt. On the other hand, Choi Keunjin fails to lift 140 kg!
Pia from Laos has lifted 121 kg in his first attempt and is second at the table.
Bawa Aliou has lifted 140 kg in his first attempt!
London 2012 Paralympics gold-medalist powerlifter Yakubu Adesokan of Nigeria and Vietnam's WR holder Van Cong Le both are in the starting list!
A total of 10 lifters will be vying for the top three spots. Each athlete is allowed a maximum of two minutes between when their name is called for their turn and the start of the lift.
This will be Basha's fourth Paralympics. He finished fifth at London in 2012 and fourth at Beijing in 2008.
Athletes may make three lifts during the competition and must increase the weight attempted by at least 1kg following a successful lift.
Lifters have an impairment in their lower limbs or hips, which would prohibit them from competing in able-bodied weightlifting. So athletes are categorised according to body weight meaning people with different kinds of impairments compete against each other in a bench press.
Powerlifting is a bench press competition, where the athletes lie flat on a specially designed bench and then aim to lower a horizontally weighted bar from arms length, to the chest and return the bar under control to the same starting position.
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics and today we have the 49 kg Powerlifting event. Our very own Indian athlete Farman Basha from Bengaluru is participating in the event.