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IPC World Powerlifting Champs: Selection Criteria Announced Featured

Below are selection loads for the British Weight Lifting (BWL) Team competing at the 2014 Powerlifting World Championships.

 

Selection will be based on loads lifted in IPC or BWL/BWAD sanctioned competitions in 2013 prior to the 17th February 2014. BWL will take the most competitive team possible with the aim of meeting BWL’s World Class Programme milestones and in addition provide world class level experience for talented under 23 (U23) developmental athletes who have demonstrated the potential of medalling at Paralympic Games in either 2016 and/or 2020.

BWL Powerlifting World Championships 2014 Minimum Qualifying Standards

Male

 

 

Class

A Standard Men

B Standard Men - Under 23

Up to 49kg

137kg

110kg

Up to 54kg

143kg

110kg

Up to 59kg

150kg

120kg

Up to 65kg

157kg

130kg

Up to 72kg

164kg

137kg

Up to 80kg

172kg

145kg

Up to 88kg

179kg

152kg

Up to 97kg

187kg

160kg

Up to 107kg

196kg

167kg

Up to 107+kg

202kg

175kg

 

Female

 

 

Class

A Standard Women

B Standard Women - Under 23

Up to 41kg

77kg

55kg

Up to 45kg

80kg

57kg

Up to 50kg

84kg

60kg

Up to 55kg

88kg

62kg

Up to 61kg

92kg

65kg

Up to 67kg

96kg

67kg

Up to 73kg

99kg

70kg

Up to 79kg

103kg

75kg

Up to 86kg

106kg

80kg

Up to 86+kg

110kg

85kg

 

Any athlete who meets the qualifying standard during the selection period will become eligible for selection. However decisions will be made at BWL’s discretion based on the following:



  1. A.     The number of lifters qualifying in each weight category not exceeding 2 for seniors and 2 for juniors.

 

  1. B.     Funding being available for the number of athletes qualifying. If either (a) or (b) occur then the senior athletes who are deemed to finish highest in their class will be selected.

 

BWL deems athletes to be U23 if they are 22 years old or younger until at least the 31st of December of the year of the championships.

 

Further Requirements

 

      I.        Athletes must be a current member of BWL, not in dispute with BWL and / or its affiliated bodies or partners.

 

     II.        Athletes must meet the IPC Eligibility Rules and be in a position to obtain ratified IPC licensing.

 

    III.        BWL must have confidence that if classification is required before or at the championships it would be a successful assessment. The athlete must meet the requirements laid out by IPC classification rules and regulations 2013-2016.

 

    IV.        To be eligible athletes must comply with the BWL Anti-doping Controls and Procedures.

 

     V.        Athletes must meet the minimum age of 16 from the 1st on January of the year of the championships (as per IPC regulations).