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05/23/13

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Powerlifting

Although Weightlifting is considered the sport of strength, history has shown that the athlete's strength must be accompanied by skills developed from a knowledgeable trainer.

Nick Slater of Great Britain in action whilst winning bronze during the Powerlifting 100 kg division at the 2000 Paralympic Games. © Scott Barbour/AllsportIn Powerlifting, men and women athletes compete in a horizontal lying position (on their back) on a specially designed bench. An athlete's official assistants give the bar to the competitor at the level of his or her outstretched arms. The athlete must complete his or her attempt within two minutes, through the following moves: lower the bar to the chest, hold it immobile for a short period, and then lift it upwards as far as the arms can stretch.

Men and women are competing in specific categories, according to their body weight

 

 
     

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