Dear IPF Member Federations,
A few days ago, you received the invitation and other information regarding the first FISU Powerlifting World University Championships 2024 (WUC) in Tartu, Estonia. After the cancellation of the first edition, originally planned for Moscow in 2022, we have finally reached the milestone for our sport of an official FISU World Championship and powerlifting has arrived as a fully-fledged University Sport.
To make a success of the first and, of course, all future editions of the WUC, there must be close cooperation and communication between the IPF National Member Federations, National University Sports Organisations (NUSFs) and the respective universities in your countries. It is essential that all three parties work together closely and communicate frequently regarding the preparations for the 2024 WUC.
As mentioned in the information previously sent, all NUSF’s have already received the invitation. It is important to start work right away on either a national qualification event for the championship, or at least identify the number of athletes who should be nominated for the event. It is crucial that all athletes who will be nominated, will be ratified by the IPF National Member Federation as all athletes must be members of the national federation and nationals of the country they are representing.
Now that we have an official FISU WUC in powerlifting, we have made another important step towards IOC recognition. More importantly, with FISU, we can now give our students a big on which to compete. This will also demonstrate to FISU that powerlifting is a strong candidate for inclusion in the University Games in the very near future.
If you have any questions, or if you need a support letter from the IPF or FISU, please contact the IPF office.