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World Powerlifting Championships 2023

Event Information

The 2023 World Powerlifting Championships will be held in Rome, Italy from 30th October – 1st November. Venue is the Palatorrino Stadium, via Fiume Giallo, Rome City. Information as follows and to be updated

Championship Organisers


Bench Press Only
Deadlift Only – by formula

Age Groups

Masters 40-44,45-49,etc to 80+

All lifters will be ranked as Open and also in any age group that applies according to their date of birth.


Monday 30th October – Meetings + Referee Exam
Tuesday 31st October – Competition, WP Main Day
Wednesday 1st Nov – Competition, WP Main Day


Competitors and officials are free to travel to Rome as you wish. The main airport in Rome is Leonardo Da Vinci, which has connections from Australia via Singapore, Qatar, Shanghai and others. As of today China Eastern and Virgin/Qatar are the best options from Australia. You must have travel insurance and must provide Powerlifting Australia with a copy of your travel itinerary prior to departure and this will be taken as your whereabouts for anti-doping compliance.


Via Fiume Giallo, 47
Rome, RM 00144 Italy


Accomodation is at your discretion. Recommendations will follow, to include Sheraton and Holiday Inn near to the venue

Entry Fee

The Championships entry fee is EUR150 (c.AUD240)

Australian Team Qualifying

Australian teams in all age groups will be selected firstly on the basis of placings at the 2023 Australian Championships to be held in Melbourne June 3-4. If any slots are open after that event other lifters may be selected on the basis of documented performance.

Team Uniform

All Australian lifters must be outfitted and lift in the A7 Green & Gold suit and Bar Grip shirt as available at the PA Shop This will also be the required apparel for medal ceremonies, no tracksuit. Purchase now via the PA shop to ensure supply and sizing.

Coaches must be attired in PA/WP shirts and shorts/tracksuit pants. Referees must wear WP uniform as per the Rules of Competition.

Code of Conduct

All competitors and officials must sign and return the PA Code of Conduct for Australian teams prior to departure and comply with that Code throughout the Championships

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To nominate for the Australian team contact [email protected] asap to register your availability. Confirmed Team members will named immediately after the Australian Championships and remaining team places will be filled as available up to close of entries. Payment of entry fee and uniform costs will be required upon notification of acceptance of your nomination. Travel and accommodation costs are as per your own arrangements.


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