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European Powerlifting Championships 2017.Biella, one of the most caracteristic cities in Piedmont region, Italy, will host the WDFPF European Powerlifting Championships next April 29/30. The competition will be held in the sport 's city hall,the biggest sport building in the city. The Italian Federation is very proud to host for a third consecutive year an important WDFPF international competition
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From WDFPF Executive Committee MAIN RULE CHANGES SINCE 01.01.2017
At International events the inspection of kit is not mandatory. 
It is the responsibility of the National Technical Secretary of all Nations to
ensure that their lifters are wearing suitable equipment prior to or at I
nternational events.Where lifters are unsure if an item meets the required 
criteria there will be a Technical Officer who will inspect as required. 
Where a lifter is found to enter the event with equipment that would otherwise
fail to meet the required the lifter disqualified.

WDFPF qualification Totals & Scores apply to World Championship events both 
Full Power and Single Lifts and European Full Power and Single Lifts.
If the Chief Referee observes the lifters head no longer in contact with 
the bench, he shall raise their arm indicating to the side referees that 
the head has come off the bench. In such case the side referees will 
automatically give a no lift. This is the ONLY occasion during the bench 
press the Chief Referee is allowed to raise their hand/arm

Knee sleeves may be worn in the EQUIPPED Division only. 
They must not more than 30cm in total length. 
They must be made of a 1 Ply material

From now on NO TYPE of shirt that is considere compressive is allowed to be 
worn at WDFPF events. Thia is defined as any type of shirt that is figure 
hugging and has elastic properties

EQUIPPED MEANS EQUIPPED – any lifter entering the equipped competition must 
be equipped as indicated below:
1.Squat – A squat suit or Knee wraps/Sleeves or a combination of both
2.Bench Press – A recognised Bench Shirt is MANDATORY
3. Deadlift – A DL suit. Knee wraps/Sleeves or a combination of both

FULL POWER OPENING LIFTS
In order to promote a standart of lifting at international events not 
only must the TOTAL of all opening lifts meet the required total BUT ALL 
of the lifts entered must be a minimum of the SL qualifying lifts.
  • Major rule changes - in Russian

  • From WDFPF Executive Committee WDFPF World Congress Minutes 2016.
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