Know your facts:
- Powerlifting has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1983
- Unified Sports? No
- Estimated number of athletes participating: 152
Deadlift, squat, and bench press: these are the three disciplines of Special Olympics powerlifting. For this, athletes need strength, endurance, and determination. The goal is to lift more weights than the opponent.
We have three Competitions:
- Bench Press
- Combined Bench Press and Deadlift
- Combined Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift
By the way:
In 1980, the first women's powerlifting competition was held in Lowell, Massachusetts.