Dear lifters, dear officials, dear friends,
After 18 months without competitions since the start of 2019, I was so happy that we managed to run most Regional Championships and all our World Championships in the last 6 months of this year. The volume of lifters who nominated for the postponed championships warranted the challenge of running them all in the short timeframe between July through to December.
Despite some events having fewer nominations than expected, such as the IPF and EPF University CUP or the EPF Bench Press Championship, we believed it was vitally important if possible, not to cancel events altogether. Reflecting on all the positives arising from these events, confirms the IPF’s ability to ensure the health and safety of all lifters and attendees.
The powerlifting community can have confidence in the IPF Executive to discern when to run, postpone or cancel events for the absolute best interests of our lifters.
I also want to reflect on how wonderful it was that a…