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2019 IBSA World and 1st African Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships a great success

  • Date: 26-12-2019
  • Related to: Powerlifting
An athlete about to attempt a lift during the championships.The IBSA Powerlifting Committee is delighted to report on the success of the 2019 IBSA World Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships and first ever IBSA African Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships in Giza, Egypt, at the end of November.

The championships took place from November 15th to 22nd and brought together a total of 75 athletes from ten countries - Japan, India, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Czech Republic, Egypt, Libya, Georgia and Venezuela.

Competition began after a spectacular opening ceremony in the ballroom at the Cataracts Pyramid Resort Hotel, including speeches by the President of the Egyptian NPC, a representative of the Ministry for Sports, Dr Ahmed Owin, President of the Egyptian Blind Sports Federation and Nezam Dodel, Chair of the IBSA Powerlifting Committee.


Caption: national teams line up during the opening ceremony.

The women’s events, featuring 27 athletes, took place on November 18th, with individual competitions and team events.

World Championships team points women

Bench Press team results

1 - Ukraine 69 points
2 - Russia 66 points
3 - Egypt 50 points

Powerlifting team results

1 - Ukraine 72 points
2 - Egypt 50 points
3 - Russia 47 points

The men’s events, in which 48 athletes competed, were held on November 19th and 20th.

World Championships team points men

Male Bench Press team results

1 - Ukraine 72 points
2 - Russia 51 points
3 - Egypt 51 points

Powerlifting team results

1 - Ukraine 72 points
2 - Egypt 54 points
3 - Russia 47 points

In addition to the World Championships, Giza was also the host of the very first African Championships. Results from the African team events are as follows:

Female Bench Press team results

1 - Egypt 72 points

Female Powerlifting team results

1 - Egypt 69 points

Male Bench Press team results

1 - Egypt 72 points
2 - Libya 21 points

Male Powerlifting team results

1 - Egypt 72 points
2 - Libya 21 points

Click here to view or download the full results and final standings from the World and African Championships.

The competitions took place following sight classification carried out by two panels of IBSA classifiers and three important seminars for the future of the sport organised by the committee:

1 - IBSA Powerlifting coaching seminar conducted by Nezam Dodel, chair of the committee.

2 - IBSA Powerlifting referees seminar conducted by Dr.Hossein Farzanefard.

3 - Seminar on the IBSA Powerlifting nomination procedures and rules for participating in championships, conducted by Sergio Centeno.

The Egyptian Anti-doping Agency sent officials to the championships to test 10 athletes.
At the closing ceremony, the IBSA Powerlifting Chairman thanked all the teams and athletes for competing and Dr. Owin and the Egyptian Blind Sports Federation for staging the highly successful championships.

Thanks also must go to all the referees, professional spotter and loaders who made the championships possible, to Mr. Mahmoud Elsherbeny, IPC international powerlifting referee and meet director, Dr. Hossein Farzanefard, technical officer and Mr. Sergio Centeno, IT director.

For more information on IBSA Powerlifting contact Mr Dodel at nezamdodel@gmail.com.
 
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