Powerlifters compete in a grueling triathlon of human strength. Three disciplines challenge the male and female athletes to lift loads several times their body weight in a prescribed sequence. The disciplines involve lowering themselves from a loaded and erect position to a squat and back, bringing the load from extended position down to the chest and back while lying on a bench, or raising the weights off the floor and assuming an erect position. It is the ultimate test of strength for athletes of all sizes, some of whom weigh in at just over 44 kg. Powerlifting is the definitive measure of strength.
TWG 2017 Disciplines
- Various Weightclasses