World Para Powerlifting Championships
27 November - 6 December 2021

Tbilisi 2021: Day nine preview

World Championships will feature a Mixed Team Event for the second time follow the inaugural competition at Nur-Sultan 2019 05 Dec 2021
Athletes on the podium with team representatives posing for a photo with flags.
Team Egypt wins the inaugural Mixed Team Event at the Nur-Sultan 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships in front of Brazil and Ukraine.
ⒸHiroki Nishioka/WPPO
By World Para Powerlifting

The Mixed Team Event will close the curtain on the Tbilisi 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships.

The competition will take place on Monday (6 December) starting at 10:30 (local time) with the heats. From the 10 national teams, only four will proceed to the knockout phase.

From there on two teams will qualify for the final and the two defeated teams will compete for the bronze medal.

The Mixed Team Event first took place at the Nur-Sultan 2019 World Championships where Egypt won the gold medal. Sherif Osman, Rehab Ahmed, and Mohamed Elelfat defeated Brazil in the final.

Ukraine claimed the bronze medal beating Colombia and will have the chance to go two-better as neither Egypt nor Brazil will take part in the event this year.

Anton Kriukov, Nataliia Oliinyk, and Kostiantyn Panasiuk will make the appearance for Ukraine, while Colombia registered two teams.

Chile with three, Japan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the other nations registering more than three athletes. Australia and France are the only countries competing with one team in the Mixed Team Event.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medallists Axel Bourlon and Souhad Ghazouani are leading a very strong French team.

The last day of the Tbilisi 2021 World Championships will be live streamed on the World Para Powerlifting website and the World Para Powerlifting Facebook page.

Complete schedule and results are available at the Tbilisi 2021 microsite.