Dear lifters, officials, and friends of powerlifting,
As 2022 draws to a close, I feel pleased that it was indeed a better year for powerlifting than the previous pandemic years.
Across the Regions and the IPF World Championships, more lifters were able to participate, and we witnessed fantastic lifting performances at very well organised and presented championships. I congratulate all of you on your big effort to restart powerlifting, the results this year are a credit to one and all.
I had the pleasure to attend the final major event of 2022, the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship in Dubai, UAE and address their General Assembly Meeting. I was impressed with the steps that have been made to progress the region and the commitment the member nations are demonstrating to improve the quality of their participation within the IPF. Naturally, improvement is a constant process, so identifying priorities and working diligently towards them will yield the results we are all looking…