Powerlifting is a bench-press competition first introduced to disability sport in the 2nd Paralympic Games in 1964.
Powerlifting caters for athletes with a variety of disabilities and run to identical rules as those in able-bodied powerlifting events.
In powerlifting, athletes with amputations and other (Les Autres) disabilities compete together against athletes with Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair athletes and short stature athletes, divided into one of 10 weight categories for men and 10 weight categories for women.


ParaPower Sydney

Location; City Strength HQ, Marrickville

Date: Saturday 25th November 2018

Time: 11.00am-1.30pm



ParaPower Newcastle

Location: Breaking Boundaries Rehab, 1/52 Industrial Drive, Mayfield.

Date: Saturday 15th September

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Wheelchair Sports NSW ParaPower Championships

Location:Woonoona Bulli RSL

Date: Sunday 17th June

Time: 10.00am-4.00pm

If you are interested in getting involved contact Pat Curtin on 02 9809 5260.

Partnering organisation

Powerlifting Australia


Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation with a mission to enrich the lives of people living with a disability through participation in sport.

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