“Athletes have already taken the competition to the next level at the 2013 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in November, showing incredible form by setting 10 world records across all weight classes."
Media can now apply for accreditation to the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, which take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 5-11 April, and will feature the biggest number of athletes ever to compete at a World Championships.
Media interested in covering the competition can complete the online form at the events page.
The competition is expected to draw around 400 athletes from nearly 60 countries and is the next stop for athletes on their road to Rio 2016.
IPC Director of Media and Communications, Craig Spence said: “Athletes have already taken the competition to the next level at the 2013 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in November, showing incredible form by setting 10 world records across weight classes.
“We expect this to continue in Dubai where there will be plenty of emerging talent on display as well as Paralympic and reigning world champions who are all working towards Rio.”
Highlights from the Asian open in Kuala Lumpur included the demolition of the men’s +107kg seniors record by Iranian Mansour Pourmirzaei who lifted 276kg, beating the previous record of Iraqi Faris Al-Ajeeli by an incredible 36kg.
China’s Yujiao Tan also broke the world record in the women’s -67kg class four times on her way to victory in Malaysia, finishing with a 135kg lift.
National Paralympic Committees are advised that if they wish to bring media to accompany their team, those media representatives must apply for accreditation ahead of arrival at the competition.