Strength Knows No Limits
With athletes representing 109 countries competing globally, para powerlifting is the fastest growing Paralympic sport in the world. Para powerlifting is open to athletes with any of eight eligible physical impairments, if these impairments have a certain severity that impacts on sport performance. All athletes have an impairment in their lower limbs or hips. For example, athletes with a single or double amputation through or above the ankle or stiffness of the knee joint would be eligible to compete.