Powerlifting

Mexico City replaces Guadalajara as host of 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships

By Paul Osborne

Mexico City has replaced Guadalajara as host city for the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships ©Getty ImagesMexico City is set to host the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Americas Open Championships, replacing the original host city of Guadalajara.

Powerlifter Rahman crowned IPC Athlete of the Month for October

By Emily Goddard

Siamand Rahman has been crowned IPC Athlete of the Month for October ©Getty ImagesIranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been crowned the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete of the Month for October following his world record-breaking performance at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.

IPC Powerlifting announce new sponsorship deal as try to repair reputation of tarnished sport

By Duncan Mackay

Eleiko has agreed a new sponsorship deal with IPC Powerlifting ©EleikoA new partnership between International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting and Swedish company Eleiko has been announced.

Host cities for three major regional powerlifting Championships in 2015 named

By Zjan Shirinian

Guadalajara, Almaty and Eger will each host a major powerlifting competition next year ©Getty ImagesThe host cities for three major regional powerlifting Championships next year have been named.

Brazilian powerlifter banned for life after second doping violation

By Zjan Shirinian

Emerson Barbosa has been banned for life after a second doping offence in five years ©Getty ImagesBrazilian powerlifter Emerson Barbosa has been banned for life after a second doping violation in five years.

Nigeria celebrate powerlifting cleansweep at Glasgow 2014

By Nick Butler at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow

Abdulazeez Ibrahim celebrated one of four victories for Nigeria in powerlifting ©Getty ImagesAbdulazeez Ibrahim won the men's heavyweight competition here tonight to conclude a day of utter domination for Nigeria as they won all four gold medals available in the sport.

Two more powerlifters fail doping tests at World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Two more powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests ay April's World Championships ©Getty ImagesTwo powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests at the World Championships in Dubai, bringing to four the number of athletes who have been outed as cheating at the competition.

Paralympic Committee of India chief denies knowledge of powerlifter's doping failure

By Paul Osborne

Sachin Choudhary could face a life ban from powerlifting according to reports in India ©Glasgow 2014The President of the Paralympic Committee of India has denied any knowledge of powerlifter Sachin Choudhary being sent home from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games due to a failed doping test.

Iranian London 2012 silver medal winner becomes latest powerlifter to fail doping test

By Nick Butler

London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has been stripped of his medal after failing a drugs test ©Getty ImagesIran's London 2012 silver medal winner Roohallah Rostami has become the latest powerlifter to be suspended after a failed doping test, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced today.
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