Classic & Equipped Powerlifting at the World Games 2025

The World Games 2025 will be held in Chengdu, China between 7th and 17th August 2025 and we are delighted to announce that, for the first time, we will have classic as well as equipped powerlifting in the programme.

There will be 128 athletes in total, 64 classic and 64 equipped. The format will be similar to previous events in that we will have compressed weight classes – four classes for each of the categories, male and female, classic and equipped. This increases our medal events from 8 to 16.

The qualification event for the classic categories will be the 2024 IPF Open Classic Powerlifting World Championships in Lithuania.

The qualification event for the equipped categories will be the 2024 IPF Open Equipped Powerlifting World Championships in Iceland.

Further information regarding qualification criteria will be published in the next few weeks.

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