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Para powerlifting

Para powerlifting sees the strongest athletes in the Commonwealth Games compete to raise the heaviest possible weights into the air.

At the Gold Coast 2018 Games, Team England competed four para-powerlifting medals and won three medals. 

Athletes are separated by weight categories and the event was first included at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. 

Para powerlifting is fully integrated into the Commonwealth Games and will see athletes lift up to three times their bodyweight from a prone bench, pushing up phenomenal weights to arms length.

Ali Jawad fights for his 3rd and final attempt in para-powerlifting, going up 2 kilos is what might give him a point lead. This power and mathematical tactics is part of the fight. Slow going up but he has got it, he said he was going to do it and he did. 161kg gives Jawad a great celebration and success in the men's lightweight division. 

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The aim of the game is to lift as much weight as possible
Team England were second on the Gold Coast 2018 medal table, with a total of 3 medals; Louise Sugden, Ali Jawad and Zoe Newson.

The aim of the game is to lift as much weight as possible. Team England were second on the Gold Coast 2018 medal table, with a total of three medals; Louise Sugden, Ali Jawad and Zoe Newson. 

Team England previous para powerlifting medals

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Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
6
Total

Para powerlifting will be contested alongside weightlifting at the NEC at the Games in Birmingham in 2022.

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