I am very pleased that Larysa got second place in this fantastic battle between many great athletes. It is really a pity that the race was so close to win but in the end some votes were missing.

The IPF has put in a lot of effort to get their members voting in favor for Larysa but also for our sport Powerlifting.

It has been a big success for us to motivate our lifters, officials and fans of strength sports to vote for Larysa.

I congratulate Larysa as I think it is great merit for her to...

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On behalf of the IPF President Gaston Parage and all the Executive Members the IPF wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year for 2018!

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Dear ladies and gentlemen

In about one month, we will have the Open Equipped World Powerlifting Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic. We will also have our yearly general assembly at this championship. On behalf of the IPF and my
colleagues from the Executive Board we welcome all of you. One more year is now over and we made again monumental steps forward. The major step forward was the recognition by FISU this year.

Now we are looking forward to organize for next year a University World...

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Dear Athletes, Officials and IPF Member Federations,

Today is a great day for the IPF, our sport and most importantly our University students. Today, FISU sent a letter to the IPF officially granting us recognition and membership to their organization. This decision is a big step forward for Powerlifting, especially concerning our application for the IOC recognition, as FISU is an IOC recognized organization.

Last year, the IPF decided to start with the World University Cup. For this year and last...

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Dear lifters, officials and friends of the IPF,

I want to share some news and provide updates concerning the IPF.

As we continue to work very hard towards IOC recognition we have decided to have a booth together with SBD and Eleiko, at the  2017 SportAccord Convention, in Denmark. The SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event dedicated to engaging and connecting over 100 international sports federations, organising committees, and businesses involved in the development of sport....

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Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear lifters and officials,

The year is nearly at an end and looking back on it we can say it has been a great year for the IPF. We have moved forward in so many areas which we have kept you all informed of, however I want to reflect on a few things here.


As in previous years, we had a lot of lifters take part at both the Equipped and the Classic World Championships. This proves that we are responding to the needs and wants of our athletes, ensuring lifters have...

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Dear lifters, dear officials,

We are now very close to the 2016 World Open Powerlifting Championships held from 13th to the 19th November in Orlando, Florida USA.
Thirty-nine nations have nominated 255 lifters - 145 Men and 110 Women.
This is an extra special Worlds as it is the qualification event for the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw/Poland.
I am sure that all the lifters taking part at this Worlds will give their very best in order to qualify for the World Games which will make for some...

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Dear all, at the IPF World Master Powerlifting Championships the IPF was visited by NOC President for Estonia Urmas Sõõrumaa! Mr. Sõõrumaa had a meeting with the IPF President Gaston Parage and was very happy about how the Championships was run and how the IPF is moving forward in the quest for IOC recognition!


Gaston Parage

IPF President

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