FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2021
USA Powerlifting Awaits Confirmation From the IPF Regarding Athlete Nominations For International Events
USA Powerlifting is ready and prepared to begin the athlete nomination process for the 2021 NAPF Championships and the 2021 IPF World Championships. However, due to unresolved issues with the IPF, it is unclear whether or not the IPF will penalize athletes we nominate and block them from competing in international events. Ensuring our athletes have a safe and unobstructed path to competition is our top priority. USA Powerlifting remains a member of the IPF in good standing and is calling upon the IPF to confirm that our athletes will be able to compete without fear of withdrawal in the future.
Below is an excerpt from an email sent to the IPF Executive from President Larry Maile:
“…..The USA Powerlifting Executive requests this decision formally, by the entire IPF Executive Board rather than by informal email discussion of the officers. Either the athletes may participate or they may not, but a firm decision is needed by the 26th or we cannot put together the team…”
We will continue to update our membership on the status of this situation.