World Para Powerlifting Championships

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World Para Powerlifting Championships
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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]

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

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]


Edition Year City Country Dates Champion No. of
No. of
1 1994 (details) Uppsala  Sweden 137
2 1998 (details) Dubai  United Arab Emirates 269
3 2002 (details) Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 234
4 2006 (details) Busan  South Korea 1200
5 2010 (details) Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 292
6 2014 (details) Dubai  United Arab Emirates 5 – 11 April  Nigeria 20 330
7 2017 (details) Mexico City  Mexico 2 – 8 December  China 20 333


  1. ^ a b "Dubai 2014: History". 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.