Guo Lingling won her fourth world title in Dubai ©Mark Madrid/ DCPD

Paralympic champions Qi Yongkai, Tan Yujiao, and Guo Lingling starred for China as the country topped the World Para Powerlifting Championships charts in Dubai with 16 gold medals.

Tokyo 2020 champion Guo bettered her own world record twice in the women's under-41-kilograms category at the Hilton-Dubai Al Habtoor in the Emirati city.

The now four-time world champion's performances cemented her status as one of the favourites to reach the top of the podium at next year's Paralympic Games in Paris.

Guo's historic display saw her pull of a final 120kg lift to beat her 119kg attempt earlier in Dubai and the 118kg result set in Nur-Sultan in 2019.

"I am very happy and proud to break the world record and take the gold in Dubai," she said.

"I have trained hard for this.

"Paris 2024 is one of my next goals and I am training like normal days, listening to my coaches to rectify my mistakes to deliver better results."

Guo's compatriots and fellow Tokyo 2020 gold medallists Qi and Tan also emerged victorious to continue their Paris 2024 preparations in style.

While Qi clinched his first world title in the men's under- 59kg category, Tan regained the women's under-67kg to celebrate the one year to go to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games occasion in style.

Qi, who started with 190kg, was performed well on the bench with three confident lifts, the final one being 194kg just a kilo ahead of El Salvador's Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Herbert Aceituno.

"In the last two World Championships, I have tried hard and have been able to get the silver," Qi said.

"So, I am so happy and excited to get my first gold medal today.

"This medal will motivate me to work hard and defend my Paralympic medal.

"I want to keep moving."

Tan clinched her fourth world title with her best lift of 134kg enough to beat compatriot Liye Liao.

Nigeria were the next best performing country with four golds, four silvers, and three bronzes while Iran's four gold, three silver, and two bronze medal haul put them third in the standings.