This event takes place at 1630 MSK on 26 May 2013. Follow the action on http://www.twitter.com/IPCPowerlifting and http://www.Facebook.com/IPCPowerlifting
The 2013 IPC Powerlifting Open European Championships will take place from 22-28 May at the Sports Centre OKA in Alexin, Russia.
Building off the success from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, IPC Powerlifting will hold an Open European Championships in the sport for the first time in six years.
At London 2012, eight world and five additional Paralympic records were broken in powerlifting, as 200 athletes from 62 countries took part in the sport, which drew an average of 4,500 spectators each day.
Alexin is an administrative city in the Tula Region of Russia with a population of nearly 65,000 people, and the town is divided in two by the Oka River.
The venue for the competition has a small sport hall and a large multi-sport hall, and all facilities are equipped by ramps for people with an impairment.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality. For further information, please visit http://www.paralympic.org.
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