The official World Para Powerlifting Rules and Regulations (2018-2021) were published and came into force on 18 September 2018. The Rules and Regulations update was completed after having followed all processes and input from the current Sport Technical Committee and the Management Team.

Note for all 2020 competitions, junior level athletes must have their year of birth between 2000 and 2005.

Area Document
Technical Technical Rules and Regulations
Appendix 1 - Qualification Pathway
Appendix 2 - Approved Competition Hosting Requirements
Appendix 2 - World Cup Hosting Requirements
Appendix 3 - Table of Requirements and Competition Designation
Appendix 4 - Loading Chart
Appendix 5 - Technical Official Handbook
Appendix 6 - Uniform Guidelines
Appendix 7 - Minimum Qualification Standard
Appendix 8 - Event Manual
Appendix 9 - Technical Announcer Script and Guide
Appendix 10 - Equipment Requirements


Approved Suppliers

At all recognised competitions, only equipment from World Para Powerlifting Approved Suppliers is permitted to be used.

World Para Powerlifting maintains approved suppliers for uniform items and equipment that comply with specificiations outlined in the Technical Rules and Regulations. The list of Approved Suppliers is outlined below.

Company items Validity contact/OFFERS
the official logo of Eleiko
  • Bench
  • Bar
  • Collar
  • Disc
  • Platform
  • Rack
  • Accessories
  • Lifting suit
  • Lifting accessories

For more details about World Para Powerlifting approved lifting suits and accessories, click here!