Powerlifting is the ultimate challenge of strength and endurance. Open to persons with Cerebral Palsy (CP), Spinal Cord injuries, amputees (lower limb only) and les auras who meet the minimum disability criteria, the sport requires athletes to lower the bar, hold it to their chest motionless and subsequently press it upwards to arm’s length with elbows locked. Powerlifting is contested across 10 different categories based on criteria such as ability and body weight.
Initially known as Weightlifting, Powerlifting was first introduced in the Paralympic Games in 1964 at Tokyo. The female Powerlifting category made its debut at the Sydney Paralympics in 2000.
What’s in it for you?
Training for this sport can make you stronger than you ever thought possible. Powerlifitng is a sport that tests endurance levels along with physical fitness and helps athletes achieve a defined and strong body. Women powerlifters do not need to fear bulking up as women are genetically not programmed to do so – what you’ll get is a well-toned and strong body.
✓Amputees ✓Cerebral Palsy ✓Spinal Cord Injury ✓Short Stature
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