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The National Lottery funded Manchester 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup and Tokyo Paralympic Qualifier will be held between 20-23 February 2020.

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The competition is the first ever Para Powerlifting World Cup to be held in the UK and will provide the perfect platform for the world’s best athletes to shine.

Never before has there been an exclusive showcase of strength and power in the UK and this unprecedented event will feature some of the finest para-powerlifters to grace the sport.

Acting as an Official Paralympic qualifier, the competition comes at critical point in the international calendar so expect to see athletes haul huge amounts of weight as they battle it out in an attempt to secure themselves a seat on the plane to Tokyo.

It also provides an opportunity for fans to come and see and support our Olympic Para-Powerlifting Team GB in action on home soil as they journey towards Tokyo 2020.


Tickets are available to buy here and are priced from £8.00 each (excluding VAT)


Members of British Weight Lifting are entitled to a 15% discount off one standard price ticket. Just enter your BWL membership number in the promotional code box in the Eventbrite system.

Buy tickets before 31 December and all standard price tickets will receive 10% off the price!

Please note that the member discount and early bird offer cannot be used in conjunction.


For further information on tickets please contact or call 01332 249 402

The announcement to host a major Paralympic qualifier for the first time in the UK comes on the back of a successful World Para Powerlifting Championships for British lifters which recently took place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.  

The seven-strong British squad recorded multiple personal bests and top-ten finishes across various weight categories, with a standout performance from European Champion Louise Sugden who set a new British record of 120kg in the Women’s up to 80kg class. Louise has since beaten this again with a record of 122Kg at the Tokyo test event held recently at the Tokyo International Centre.

The competition will be one of the final qualification events for athletes aspiring to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and will provide an excellent opportunity for Rio Paralympic medallists Zoe Newson and Ali Jawad to secure their ranking spots alongside other GB hopefuls Louise Sugden, Olivia Broome and Micky Yule.

We also look forward to welcoming para-powerlifters from around the World to compete at their very best and strengthen their bids to qualify.


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