In an exciting piece of news, the International Powerlifting Federation, or IPF will host a three-day event at the upcoming Arnold Sports Festival 2022 in Birmingham, UK. The IPF event will begin from 23 September 2022 on Friday and will end on Sunday, three days later. The event is sponsored by Arnold Sports Festival UK and Rogue fitness.
The news comes via IPFs Instagram post in which they announced their return this year along with a significant increase in prize money for winners in both, men and women categories. Furthermore, the winners will be decided on the basis of IPF GL points that are different from the IPF points used in the 2019 formula
IPF events at Arnold Sports Festival 2022 will have a total prize pool of over €30,000. Additionally, the cash prize will be equal in the men and women category this year. IPF events will kick off on 23 September 2022 on Friday with “Equipped” powerlifting. The lifting event will begin with 16 women competing in the morning slot and 16 men competing during the afternoon.
On 24th September 2022, the Classic “Raw” powerlifting event will take place featuring 16 women competing during the morning and 16 men taking up the stage during the afternoon. The entirety of Sunday will be dedicated to the “Equipped” Bench clash featuring 24 men and an equal number of women as well. The latter will begin competing during the morning schedule and men will compete in the afternoon session.
IPF’s official post also announced that prominent athlete Kimberly Walford @theipf will be competing in the UK for the first time. Kimberly is a 7-time classic world champion. Additionally, Tony Cliffe @tmcpower, former world champion, will also participate in the IPF 2022 event.
It is a long wait till September but that’ll give athletes a decent amount of time to start their training and deliver their best performance. With the stage completely set and the bar raised higher than ever before, this year’s IPF event is going to be a highly anticipated one.