Para-powerlifting is the ultimate test of upper body strength. Bench press is currently the only Para-powerlifting discipline contested at the Paralympic Games.
Para-powerlifting is open to the athletes with a physical impairment. They compete in men’s or women’s events by weight classes.
Athletes are given three attempts and the winner is the competitor who lifts the highest number of kilograms.
For more information on Para-powerlifting Eligibility and How to Get Involved please see the Para-powerlifting Information Sheet (PDF – 84KB) – updated August 2021.
Para-powerlifting Wollongong Classic
Paralympics Australia and the National Strength Performance Centre (NSPC) are pleased to host a World Para-powerlifting competition in Wollongong on Saturday 11 February, 2023.
ENTRIES CLOSE: 11:59PM Monday 16 January, 2023
For more details please see the Para-powerlifting Wollongong Classic Information Package [PDF – 269KB].
To enter the competition, please complete the Para-powerlifting Wollongong Classic entry form.