World Para Powerlifting announce calendar for World Cup 2021

Five events to take place from March to June in the qualification pathway for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 07 Jan 2021
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Manchester, Great Britain hosted a World Cup in 2020 and will be home to the second World Cup of the 2021 season
By World Para Powerlifting

World Para Powerlifting have announced the official calendar for the World Cup 2021. 

All five World Cups will be part of the qualification pathway for August’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. 

The World Cup is set to kick off in Bogota, Colombia from 5-8 March. It then travels to Europe three weeks later with Manchester, Great Britain hosting the second event of the season from 25-28 March.

Entries are open for the first two World Cups through the Sport Data Management System (SDMS).

Pattaya, Thailand will be home to the third World Cup followed by Tbilisi, Georgia, both in May. It will be the first time both countries host a World Cup.

The traditional Dubai Fazza World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in June will be the final stop before the Tokyo Paralympics.

In 2020, the World Cup season had two stops in Abuja, Nigeria and Manchester before the remaining competitions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The complete calendar can be found below and on

World Para Powerlifting 2021 World Cup*

Competition dates Event Location
5-8 March Bogota World Cup Bogota, Colombia
25-28 March Manchester World Cup Manchester, Great Britain
6-9 May Pattaya World Cup Pattaya, Thailand
20-23 May Tbilisi World Cup Tbilisi, Georgia
19-26 June Dubai Fazza World Cup Dubai, UAE

*Dates subject to change, to be communicated by World Para Powerlifting