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.
Upcoming Events: 2024 Gold Coast Para-powerlifting Classic
Location: Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus)
Date: Saturday 3 February 2024
Time: 10.15am (weigh-in for competitors). Event starts at 12pm for spectators.
Entry is free.