Dear Powerlifting friends,
on behalf of the Intentional Powerlifting Federation I want to express my warmest welcome here in the wonderful city of Helsingborg, Sweden, to all lifters, coaches, referees, officials and spectators.
The 2019 IPF Classic World Powerlifting Championships will be listed in the books of the IPF as the biggest powerlifting event in the history of our federation.
More than 950 Athletes will participate over 12 days and are fighting for medals and honour. This is an absolute record for an event in our sport and it proofs that IPF Powerlifting is permanently growing.
What’s fascinating me as the President of this federation is that at this championship the percentage of female lifters is 58%, which means that this is also the first event in
the history of the IPF, at which more women are participating as men. This is another proof that our engagement for gender equality is working and that powerlifting is really a sport for all.
It is with a big pleasure...