Para powerlifting continues to grow in Peru with less than a year to go until the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, as a Technical Official Level 3 Course took place in the Peruvian capital city.
Eight candidates successfully passed the workshop, held between 24 and 26 August.
The course was divided into theoretical and practical sessions, where participants learned about competition management, roles and responsibilities of technical officials, detailed lift phases, and rules and regulations.
Course educator Jenny Ortiz Cardenas said: “The course was divided in to three fantastic days where participants learned many new things about the sport of Para powerlifting.
“The participants arrived without previous knowledge of Para sport. But with their attention and commitment to learning, they developed a passion to growing Para powerlifting in the Americas.
“I am convinced they will now continue spreading the sport across the country leading-up to next year’s Parapan American Games in Peru.”
The next big powerlifting competition taking place in the continent is the Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia, from 5-9 December.