January 28 - Former Paralympian and current International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting chairman Jon Amos is set to attend a workshop in Clontarf, Dublin, hosted by the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Sport.
IWA-Sport is the governing body for powerlifting in Ireland and it will welcome Amos to its headquarters in Clontarf for an introductory workshop to the sport on Friday (January 31) from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.
Amos represented Great Britain at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games before going on to establish a distinguished career as a coach.
He was head coach and team manager of ParalympicsGB at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games, as well coaching Team England at the Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Amos was one of the first coaches to be offered a place on the UK Sport Elite Coach programme launched in 2004.
The 56-year-old has also served on the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation (BWSF).
Powerlifting is open to all athletes with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, lower limb amputees and les autres who meet the minimal disability criteria.
The bench press is the sport's single discipline, with 10 different categories based on body weight.
At London 2012, Roy Guerin became the first Irishman in more than 50 years to compete in Paralympic powerlifting after appearing at two previous Games as a wheelchair track athlete.
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