2019 WPF EUROPEAN POWERLIFTING, BENCH PRESS & DEAD LIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS - MOSCOW, RUSSIA – 8th & 9th JUNE
How nice to return to Moscow to witness the Russian Powerlifting Federation having further raised the bar in our sport in hosting a most excellent championship.
Two platforms fully equipped, 4 mono lifts and 6 benches in the warm-up room. The biggest banner across the whole of the backdrop of the platform and a separate ceremony stage. A full complement of Officials all very smartly dressed for the purpose to their commitment to a most professional presence and adjudication at the 2019 European Championships.
With over 500 lifter entries, the task was mammoth, but tackled with precision and efficiency by all concerned and involved.
There were over 100 records broken at these championships, in several bodyweight classes, categories and divisions to be witnessed.
All lifters were presented with unique EPC medals and certificates of participation. Best category overall lifters received unique trophies.
Since my last visit to Moscow in November, where temperatures were minus 5 degrees whereas, now in June they were 35+ degrees. What a transformation for the lifters and officials to manage the championships with much high temperatures.
The leadership of the Russian Powerlifting Federation (PF) under Yuriy Soloviev, President and Vasiliy Filatov, Vice President was full of total commitment. Sergey Mavrenkov, Technical Officer done a most superb job in managing all the most excellent referees: Vasiliy Filatov INT, Lysov Grigory INT, Ms Natali Blinkova NAT, Nikolai Markin NAT, Alexsandr Drozdov NAT, Michael Evstigneev NAT, Vladimir Lazarev NAT, Ms Nataliya Levenkova REG, Sergey Hitrov REG, Ivan Rak REG, Roman Kroshkin REG, Ms Natali Smirnova REG, David Carter INT GB and Phil Beniston INT GB.
Ms Elena Korovkina Secretary (reg category referee) and Ms Diana Sultanova Secretary (regional category referee) worked endlessly managing all the immense administration for the championships.
The classified results and records have all been updated and concluded, thanks to the RPF Officers.
Igor Soloviev, RPF has the mighty task to update all the broken records from these championships, but he will deliver.
My most sincere and hearty congratulations to all concerned in providing a dedicated top class 2019 European championships.
Personally, I would like to thank all the RPF Officers and Staff for all their professionalism and kindness during our stay in Moscow.
World Powerlifting Federation