World Para Powerlifting Championships

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World Para Powerlifting Championships
Sport Powerlifting
Founded 1994
Continent International (IPC)

The World Para Powerlifting Championships, known before 30 November 2016 as the IPC Powerlifting World Championships, is an event organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Competitors with a physical disability compete, and in a few events athletes with an intellectual disability compete. First held in 1994, the competition is held every four years. [1]

International Paralympic Committee global governing body for the paralympic movement

The International Paralympic Committee is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports. Founded on 22 September 1989 in Düsseldorf, Germany, its mission is "To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world". Furthermore, the IPC wants to promote the Paralympic values and to create sport opportunities for all persons with a disability, from beginner to elite level.

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Intellectual disability Generalized neurodevelopmental disorder

Intellectual disability (ID), also known as general learning disability and mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ under 70 in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors that affect everyday, general living.

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The first IPC Powerlifting World Championships were held in Uppsala, Sweden in 1994. [1]

Uppsala Place in Uppland, Sweden

Uppsala is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. It had 168,096 inhabitants in 2017.

On 30 November 2016, the IPC, which serves as the international federation for 10 disability sports, including powerlifting, adopted the "World Para" brand for all 10 sports. The world championship events in all of these sports were immediately rebranded as "World Para" championships. [2]

Championships

Edition Year City Country Dates Champion No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
1 1994 ( details ) Uppsala Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 137
2 1998 ( details ) Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 269
3 2002 ( details ) Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 234
4 2006 ( details ) Busan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1200
5 2010 ( details ) Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 292
6 2014 ( details ) Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 5 – 11 AprilFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 20330
7 2017 ( details ) Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2 – 8 DecemberFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 20333

All time medal table

As 2017

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
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References

  1. 1 2 "Dubai 2014: History". paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.