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Powerlifting

This page draws together powerlifting-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Physical Strength

Every athlete aims in lifting more weights than the opponent using specific moves. In Special Olympics Powerlifting is much more than deadlift, squat or bench press. It is effort, persistence and loyalty. Training, determination and attitude, are the key facts that define the balance between a successful or a failed attempt. The barbell, despite testing the physical strength, is also highlighting the athlete’s inner wish to improve, “not to make compromises."

The International Powerlifting Federation, which is the international governing body for the sport of powerlifting, has been supporting Special Olympics lifters for years. In April 2013, the IPF and Special Olympics agreed to work together to grow the sport worldwide for people with intellectual disabilities. For example, Special Olympics athletes competed during the 2013 Women's and Men's World Masters Powerlifting Championships in Orlando, Florida, USA. The IPF has agreed to share its expertise in Special Olympics powerlifting skills workshops.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Powerlifting Events

  • mar.
    24
    NC Powerlifting Competition
    mar. 24, 2017 - mar. 24, 2017
     
    Rustin
    Louisana
    NC Powerlifting Competition

    Join us March 24th at Louisiana Tech in Rustin, Louisana as our athletes compete and show their skill in Powerlifting competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    Contact: Special Olympics Louisiana
    Phone: (985) 345-6644

    mar. 24, 2017 - mar. 24, 2017
     
    Louisiana Tech
    Rustin, Louisana
    UNITED STATES
  • abr.
    22
    State Powerlifting Tournament
    abr. 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Lawrence
    Kansas
    State Powerlifting Tournament

    Join us April 22 at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill in powerlifting competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    abr. 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Haskell Indians Nations University
    115 Indian Ave
    Lawrence, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • abr.
    22
    Powerlifting Sectional
    abr. 22, 2017
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Powerlifting Sectional

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in powerlifting competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    For more information

    abr. 22, 2017
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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