Nominations – Open World Powerlifting Championships
With roughly 14 days to go, the Women’s and Men’s World Powerlifting Championships are set to be spectacular. Held in Stavenger, Norway the red carpet is being rolled out for the worlds strongest athletes.
Provisional Time Schedule
Start Times (via IPF website; Invitation)
Monday, Nov. 4th
15:00 (9:00 EST) – Opening Ceremonies
15:30 (9:30 EST) – Men 59kg & 66kg Classes (~20 Lifters) – Doc Holloway & Michael Hafenbrack
Tuesday, Nov. 5th
14:00 (8:00 EST) – Women 47kg & 52 kg Classes (~21 Lifters) – Sue Elwyn & Juanita Najera
18:00 (Noon EST) – Men 74kg Class (~16 Lifters) – Tony Walton & Alexander Kang
Wednesday, Nov. 6th
14:00 (8:00 EST) – Women 57kg Class (~16 Lifters) – Rowena Lopez
17:00 (11:00 EST) – Men 83kg Class (~14 Lifters) – No USA Lifters
Thursday, Nov. 7th (New Times)
13:30 (7:30 AM EST) – Men 93kg Class (~18 Lifters) – Charlie Conner & Luis Jaimes
17:00 (11:00 EST) – Women 63kg & 72kg Classes (~23 Lifters) – Alyssa Hitchcock & Kathleen Van Dusen
Friday, Nov. 8th
14:00 (8:00 EST) – Men 105 kg Class (~14 Lifters) – No USA Lifters
17:30 (11:30 EST) – Women 84kg & 84+kg Classes (~21 Lifters) – Liane Blyn & Tiffany McKinney
Saturday, Nov. 9th
11:00 (5:00 EST) – Men 120kg Class (~19 Lifters) – Steve Mann
14:30 (8:30 EST) – Men 120+kg Class (~18 Lifters) - Joe Cappellino
A total of 81 Women and 119 Men were nominated from 30 countries. This will be a slightly smaller meet than the World Powerlifting Championships last year in Puerto Rico. For a complete list of all 200 nominated lifters click here.
Get Connected with Social Media
The Norwegians have done an outstanding job (in my opinion) of developing an individualized competition brand and with establishing a strong social media presence (way before the competition has started). The bar is being raised higher and higher each year. Great job organizing committee, Eline Omland and Brit Haugseng!
Instagram & Twitter Hashtag: #powerliftwc2013
Links of Importance
The organizing committee went to “extremes” in creating an amazing website. Notice the pictures from “Pulpit Rock” on the website? Check out the video of the photo shoot. Count me out!
To find live results and STREAMING VIDEO go to: IPF/Goodlift Live Page – Click Here
We will not be in attendance for the competition (too expensive at this point). However, we will be watching the streamed video just like most of you. We will highlight each day’s lifting with a brief report.
The majority of the meet will take place during the busy times of our schedule (morning and during work hours). Follow us on Twitter (@Plifting1) for up-to-date information about your favorite American lifters. Make sure to also follow along with the IPF on Facebook and Twitter (@IPF_tweet) for their official meet reports from Stavenger.
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