World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships 2024 in Druskininkai / Lithuania

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June 15th to 23rd in Druskininkai / Lithuania



Just in time for the 2024 season, we are pleased to welcome two new Bronze Partners to the IPF.

Maniak Fitness is a first class powerlifting and fitness equipment company based in Malaga, Spain,…

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Dear Friends,
We were very sad to receive the news that Phil Richard has passed away.
Phil was a British Powerlifting and EPF Hall of Famer and was a long-standing proponent of equipped powerlifting.…

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The IPF will have the next 2 IPF Trainer Education Courses, Level II from June 28th to June 30th and July 5th to July 7th at the Eleiko facilities in Halmstad/Sweden.

Arrival in Halmstad will be one…

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The IPF and CBS Sports (broadcaster of the Super Bowl 2024) have signed a multi-year agreement to bring IPF powerlifting to the TV in the USA and the whole of North America.

CBS Sports is one of the…

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From the 2024 season, both the IPF and the EPF will have a new strategic partner on board. VisitMalta will join both federations as their “Official Destination Partner”.

As a result of the most…

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As the IPF requires all Head Coaches to complete the ADEL "High-Performance Coaches' Education Programme" (or other IPF approved course/system) in order to be nominated for any event listed on the IPF…

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Presidents Corner

The 2024 World Classic and Equipped Bench Press Championships just concluded in Austin, Texas. It was a brilliant competition, with 818 athletes from 41 countries competing for world titles, world records, best lifter awards and team points. 120 hardy souls competed in both the classic and equipped competitions, giving us a total of 938 starts.

We had an innovative format at this event, with each day given over to one or two weight classes for both men and women. The masters lifted in the morning, the juniors and sub-juniors lifted in the afternoon and the open category formed the Prime Time sessions in the early evening. This gave a great mix of lifting every day, maintaining the excitement of the event, and the younger lifters got to rub shoulders with their heroes.

We would like to offer our thanks to Powerlifting America for hosting these championships and to Eleiko for hosting a training hall at their athlete village, as well as a great party and a phenomenal barbecue at the…

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