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From 20-23 February, the world’s finest para powerlifters are going head-to-head in Manchester at this crucial qualifier for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The first event of its kind to be held in the UK, the World Cup is an exciting showcase of strength and power, featuring the best para powerlifters on the planet.

For home fans, this is a fantastic opportunity to get behind the Great Britain team in their quest for Tokyo places, as well as to enjoy the sport at its dramatic and breath-taking best.


Tickets for the event are still available and can be bought 'on the door' at the British Weight Lifting box office at Wythenshawe Forum from 10.30 each day (Forum Centre, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5RX).

  • Adults £10
  • Concessions (aged 65+ and those with accessible needs) £8
  • Children (14 and under) £5

Eligibility documentation, valid at the time of attending the event, may be requested when you purchase your tickets.

For ticketing terms and conditions please click here


You can follow the action from Manchester online in a number of ways:

Live Stream

Watch live video on the British Weight Lifting Facebook page , the British Weightlifting Website and on the Paralympic Games YouTube channel.

Social media

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the action from the competition, as it happens. Join in the conversation from Manchester or from home using #ParaPowerlifting and #Manchester2020


Reports and results from each day will be available on the news section of the British Weight Lifting website.


Thursday 20 February, 11:00-16:45, women’s up to 41 kg, 45 kg, 50 kg and 55 kg and men’s up to 49 kg

Friday 21 February, 11:00-18:55 - men’s up to 54 kg, 59 kg and 65 kg and women’s up to 61 kg and 67 kg

Saturday 22 February, 11:00 – 18:40 - men’s up to 72 kg, 80 kg, 88 kg and 97 kg and women’s up to 73 kg and 79 kg

Sunday 23 February, 11:00 – 14:50 – BMI The Alexandra Hospital women’s up to 86 kg and over 86 kg and men’s up to 107 kg and over 107 kg

Victory ceremonies will take place after each event. Spectator doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the session.

The competition schedule may be subject to change and all session times are approximate.

For more detailed timings, please click here


The ultimate test of upper body strength, para powerlifting is one of the fastest-growing Paralympic sports. Find out more about how it works and how you can get involved here.


117 athletes from 25 countries will compete in Manchester with a 15-strong Great Britain team featuring Paralympic medallists Ali Jawad and Zoe Newson, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Louise Sugden and former European champion Micky Yule. Experienced athletes will compete alongside the best of Britain’s emerging talent, with Liam McGarry and Kim Dean both making their international debuts following impressive progress on the domestic scene.

View the full athlete entry list here.


Getting to Wythenshawe Forum

The Forum is nine miles from Manchester city centre and just a few minutes’ walk from Wythenshawe town centre where there is a bus station and Metrolink tram stop (Wythenshawe Town Centre).

 The venue address is: Forum Centre, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RX

 There is pay-and-display car parking available at the venue for spectators.

To plan your journey within Greater Manchester, please visit

Spectator doors

Spectator doors will open at 10:30am on each day of the competition.


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