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darren gardiner

Powerlifting for athletes with physical disabilities made its debut at the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games and was originally called “Weightlifting.”

At first, only men with spinal-cord injuries could participate, but today the competition is open to all athletes who meet the minimal disability criteria, of either gender.

The bench press is the sport’s single discipline, with 10 different categories based on body weight. The athletes are given three attempts and the winner is the who lifts the highest number of kilograms.

For more information on Powerlifting please contact Wheelchair Sports on (08) 6143 5800 or by emailing hayden@wheelchairsportswa.org.au

https://www.paralympic.org/powerlifting

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