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Following a successful event in 2020, Manchester will once again host the world’s finest para powerlifters as they go head-to-head at this crucial qualifier for the rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Taking place at Wythenshawe Forum from 25-28 March, the National Lottery-funded Manchester 2021 World Para Powerlifting World Cup will be the first event of its kind to be held in the UK since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Set to be another exciting showcase of strength and power, the 2021 event will be para powerlifting at its dramatic and breath-taking best. The current restrictions mean unfortunately we’re unable to welcome spectators at the event, however, we’ll soon share details of how fans can get behind our lifters and cheer on the GB team from home!


The event takes place from Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 March 2021. The competition schedule is being finalised and will be published on this page.

The full calendar of World Para Powerlifting World Cup events can be found here.


Keep an eye on the news section of our website and our  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for upcoming athlete announcements.


The ultimate test of upper body strength, para powerlifting is one of the fastest-growing Paralympic sports. For those new to the sport or wanting to find out more about how it works and how you can get involved, please click here.


The welfare of our athletes, teams and event workforce is our top priority and the organising committee is working extremely hard to ensure the event is as safe and secure as possible, in close consultation with UK public health authorities.

The public support for Great Britain’s Paralympic and Olympic athletes is always incredible. We hope that hosting this event will give our athletes the best chance possible to realise their dreams of competing at the Games, as well as bring some much-needed joy to people across the country as they cheer on the team in the summer.


For athlete and team enquiries, please contact

For media enquiries, please contact



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