We have some of the biggest names in classic powerlifting coming to compete in the UK for the first time at the Arnold Sports Festival in Birmingham.

The men’s competition is on Saturday morning,…

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It is with deep regret that I share with you the passing of Ukrainian athlete Ms. Elizabeth Ivanova.

Elizabeth was a multi-time European and World Champion and record holder in the sport of…

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Please check out the Lifting schedule World Games 2022

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Dear IPF Member Federations,

Please be aware about the following update of companies who will not continue to have their equipment IPF approved in the next approval period from January 2023 till…

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Tonight's prime time session will be broadcast live on Eurosport 1 between 7pm and 10pm CET.

The women's 69kg class will lift back to back with the men's 83kg and we expect fierce battles right…

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We were honoured to have the Minister of Sport and Culture, Mr Dauren Abayev, pay a visit to the World Bench Press Championships today in Almaty.  He met with the IPF Executive and officials of the…

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Presidents Corner

History has been written at The World Games 2022!  Our very own Larysa Soloviova was one of the athletes walking in at The World Games opening Ceremony with The World Games flag.  This is an honour only accorded to athletes who have been voted the greatest of all time.  I had the honour of making the Officials’ Oath at the Opening Ceremony and, for the first time, two lifters were Athlete of the Day and they were both powerlifters: Volodymyr Rysyiev from Ukraine and Agata Sitko from Poland.

We had three great days of successful and exciting competition and we give thanks to all the lifters who made this happen.  Once again, we showed the whole world that powerlifting is an exciting spectator sport and that we deserve IOC recognition.  It is our 50th anniversary year and we have worked hard over many years to reach this goal and, although we are not there yet, we keep striving towards it.

We had also a great 50th anniversary banquet and invited our friends and colleagues from the…

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