Every athlete aims at lifting more weights than the opponent using specific moves. In Special Olympics Powerlifting includes the deadlift, squat or bench press. Training, determination, and attitude are the key facts that define the balance between a successful or a failed attempt.
Did you know?
- 1991 was the first year powerlifting-specific events were offered at Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
- In 1992, athletes from four local programs were invited to compete in a North Carolina High School powerlifting meet in North Wilkesboro.
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