Powerlifting is an individual sport and athletes can begin competition from the minimum age of 14 years.

In Powerlifting there are three disciplines: Squat, Bench Press and the Deadlift. Each athlete has three attempts on each discipline the best attempt from each discipline together and this gives an end total.

Weight training is a natural means of exercise for the blind, as it requires little start-up expenses and can be achieved at home or in a gymnasium.  For the competitive athlete who is looking for an activity that he or she can perform with able-bodied individuals, powerlifting is one of the few sports where a blind person can compete on an equal basis.

Please click on the below links to download the IPC rules and SA Powerlifting Records.

SA PowerLifting Records