China’s Dandan Hu broke the women's up to 45kg world record ©IPC Powerlifting/Facebook

China’s Dandan Hu emerged victorious from a thrilling battle with team-mate Zhe Cui by breaking the women’s up to 45 kilograms world record at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

Hu, the current Asian champion, failed with two lifts at 103kg, while Cui managed 104kg to set a record mark.

Cui then went a kilogram better, breaking the record again by clearing 105kg.

Hu then produced a stunning lift of 106kg, six kilograms more than her previous best, to clinch gold, edging compatriot Cui in the process on her way to breaking the record.

Britain’s Zoe Newson claimed the bronze medal  with her attempt of 95kg.

London 2012 bronze medallist Shanshan Shi then continued the success for China as she sealed gold in the women’s up to 50kg competition thanks to lift of 107kg.

The Chinese competitor needed only one attempt to secure victory.

Vietnam’s Thi Linh Phuong Dang finished second on 97kg and Uzbekistan’s Ruza Kuzieva claimed the bronze medal with 92kg.

In the final women’s event to take place today, Indonesia's Ni Nengah Widiasih reigned supreme in the up to 41kg category thanks to her best effort of 96kg in the second round of the competition.

Noura Baddour earned a rare podium finish for Syria, securing second place on 88kg and Kenya’s Hellen Wawira Kariuki took home the bronze medal with 66kg.

China enjoyed a successful day at the IPC Powerlifting World Cup with three golds
China enjoyed a successful day at the IPC Powerlifting World Cup with three golds ©IPC Powerlifting/Facebook

World Championships silver medallist van Cong Le of Vietnam proved too strong for the rest of the field in the men’s up to 49kg event.

First, he cleared 175kg and then 180kg to win the gold medal. 

He failed, however, with his attempt at his own world record as he could not muster the strength to clear 183kg.

Hungary’s Nandor Tunkel was second on 151kg and Farman Basha added to the Indonesian haul by lifting 146kg for the bronze medal. 

Asian Championships runner-up Binh An Nguyen made it double gold for the Vietnamese team as he lifted 180kg.

That saw him finish ahead of Greece’s Dimitrios Bakochristos and China’s Jian Wang in the men’s up to 54kg event.

Quanxi Yang, the bronze medallist at London 2012, won his country's third title of the day.

He lifted 186kg, his best performance since 2011, to top the podium in the men’s up to 59kg category.

Greece’s Dimitrios Bakochristos managed 177kg to win the silver medal and  Jian Wang of China cleared 171kg to take bronze.

The IPC Powerlifting World Cup event in the Malaysian capital is due to continue tomorrow.