Ali Jawad has been named in Britain's four-strong powerlifting team ©Getty Images

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has selected four powerlifters to compete at Rio 2016.

World and European champion Ali Jawad heads the quartet, and will make his way to Brazil alongside London 2012 bronze medallist Zoe Newson.

Former military serviceman Micky Yule and Natalie Blake, who has already been to four Paralympics, complete the line-up.

Jawad, a world champion in 2014, will compete in the up to 59kg class and will be looking to podium after narrowly missing a home medal at London 2012.

"My experience at London 2012 was full of highs and lows, but I’ve worked incredibly hard since then in every single area of my performance," he said.

"It’s paid off with World and European medals, so I’m confident I’m up there with the best.

“The Paralympics are the ultimate competition for us and there’s no room for complacency as everyone wants to go out there and win, but my preparations have been carefully planned to ensure that I peak at the right time.”

Newson is set to compete in the up to 45kg women's competition.

London 2012 bronze medallist Zoe Newson will also be present in Rio
London 2012 bronze medal Zoe Newson will also be present in Rio ©Getty Images

"I’ve got very good memories of competing at London 2012 and I’m really happy that I’ve performed well in recent competitions and that I’ve been selected to ParalympicsGB once more," she said.

"I’m enjoying training and will make the most of every opportunity I have before Rio to give the best performance I can.”

Yule is set to make his Paralympic debut in Rio and will compete at up to 65kg.

He lost both legs when he stepped on an IED in Helmand Province in 2010.

Blake will lift in the up to 55kg class at her fifth Games.

Tom Whittaker, Paralympic Performance Manager at British Weightlifting, said: "I’m incredibly proud of these athletes, a huge amount of work has gone towards earning their selection to ParalympicsGB.

"There will be no let-up in our preparations and this intensive work will continue until the day the competition begins.”

Twenty-six British athletes have now been confirmed for the Rio Paralympics, across four sports.