Powerlifting

Special Olympics Powerlifting is about much more than squats, bench presses and deadlifts. It is about barriers, perseverance and success. Training, determination and attitude determine the fine line between success and failure. The bar may test an athlete's physical abilities, but an internal desire to improve - to not settle for less - is the drive behind the strain and dedication of the sport. Special Olympics powerlifters are eligible to compete in three lifts: the bench press, the deadlift and the squat.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Events:

  • Bench Press
  • Deadlift
  • Combination (Bench press and Deadlift)
For Coaches: For Athletes & Unified Partners:

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National Governing Body Rules: International Powerlifting Federation

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Steps to becoming an athlete

Physical form
Consent form
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Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

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Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  

 

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