The United States have not won a Paralympic medal in powerlifting since 2000 ©Logan Unviersity

US Paralympics have announced Logan University as the high-performance management organisation for Para-powerlifting.

The agreement will see the St Louis university handle all aspects of the United States team, with responsibilities ranging from team management to communication and marketing.

Vice-president of US Paralympics Julie Dussliere expressed her delight at the new partnership.

"We've developed an incredible relationship with Logan University and we're thrilled to have them join the Paralympic family," she said.

"Logan University has proven its dedication to advancing Para-powerlifting in the United States, and they will continue to do so as our high-performance management organisation."

Logan Unviersity, pictured, will manage all aspects of US powerlifting ©Logan University
Logan University, pictured, will manage all aspects of US powerlifting ©Logan University

Mary Hodge, high-performance manager of Para-powerlifting for Logan University, added: "Logan University is extremely proud to be named the high-performance management organisation of Para-powerlifting.

"We are dedicated to growing the sport at all levels, developing the athletes and competing at the highest level."

Pernell Cooper was the last US athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal in powerlifting, doing so in the over-100 kilogram category at Sydney 2000.