World Para Powerlifting publishes new Rules and Regulations

Announcement follows a three-year consultation process with participation of 71 National Paralympic Committees 17 Mar 2022
An empty stage with screens showing the logo of the Tbilisi 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships
ⒸHiroki Nishioka for World Para Powerlifting
By World Para Powerlifting

World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) has published its new Rules and Regulations following the approval by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board.

The new World Para Powerlifting Rules and Regulation are a product of a three-year consultation period (2019-2022) with the WPPO membership.

A total of 71 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) contributed to the process (13 from Africa, 12 from the Americas, 22 from Asia, 21 from Europe and three from Oceania).

This represented an 84.5 per cent increase in NPC participation compared to the previous Rules and Regulation review process which took place from 2016-2017.

“We would like to thank our memberships for their invaluable feedback and recommendations. World Para Powerlifting has reached a series of important milestones in recent years and the publication of the new Rules and Regulations is among the most significant of them. We now look forward to the start of our competitions as 2022 is a major season in the new cycle towards the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games,” Jorge Moreno, Head of World Para Powerlifting, said.

The Rules and Regulations are mandatory for all recognised competitions and have come into effect on 7 March this year.

The World Para Powerlifting Rules and Regulations can be found here.