Paralympic Powerlifting Schedule


If you're like me, you're already scheduling a bit of serious TV time around the Olympics. To make sure you also get your Powerlifting fix, check out the action at the Paralympics.

Here's the event calendar.


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Race for the 1000 Pound Bench Press.World-record bench presses have come a long way in recent years, assisted in no small way by the rise of the bench shirt. Whilst Scot Mendelson lifted an impressive 875 - setting a new world record - in June last year, Gene Rychlak Jr recently hoisted a staggering 965 lb at the IPA World (video - .swf, 3.5MB). Weighing in at 380 lb, Rychlak is no small player himself. 1000 lb is starting to seem within reach, at least for a couple of people out there. No doubt the Inzer marketing team is already working on an 'Inzer 1000' range.


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