Powerlifting is the ultimate strength competition. The powerlifting athlete competes
in three specific disciplines designed to measure different areas of human strength.
The disciplines, in contest order, are the squat, benchpress and deadlift. The sum or
total of the best lift in each discipline determines the winner. Specially designed
powerlifting gear is used in equipped competitions. In unequipped, or classic powerlifting, use of gear is not allowed.
The 2017 RIG Powerlifting competition will take place in Laugardalsholl Sports
Hall on January 29th organized by The Icelandic Powerlifting Federation.
It will be a classic powerlifting meet, invitation only. Ten men and ten women, national and international lifters, are invited to participate. The meet is on the calendar of the International Powerlifting Federation IPF and conducted to IPF and WADA rules.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for the first, second and third places scoring on Wilks points both for men and women. The RIG cups are awarded the highest scoring lifters, male and female.
The list of competitors is very interesting. The two highest ranking female lifters in the world, World Champions and World Record holders Jennifer Thompson and Kimberly Walford will participate in this years games, along with World Record holder Joy Nnamani from the UK and European Champion Sami Nieminen from Finland.
All of the strongest Icelandic lifters will take part, Júlían J. K. Jóhannsson, Viktor Samúelsson, Einar Örn Guðnason, Helga Guðmundsdóttir, Arnhildur Anna Árnadóttir and Birgit Becker to name a few. A few of our most promising young lifters are also invited to take part in the meet.
Click here to find a list of participants.
The audience can expect a spectacular and exciting competiton.
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