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IN THE CITY OF TAMBOV WERE COMPLETED THE ALL-RUSSIAN COMPETITIONS IN POWERLIFTING FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS

01 December 1970

In the city of Tambov (Tambov Region) from 17 to 19 of August were held the All-Russian competitions for persons with physical and vision impairments.

In the competitions participated nearly 40 athletes from 12 regions of the Russian Federation.

In the overall medal table among women, the team from the Tula Region had the leading place, leaving second best the team from Bryansk Region and the third place went to the Moscow team. Among men, the Tambov team had the best performance, on the second place came the team from Kursk region and the last place went to the team from Bryansk.

In the competitions among visually impaired athletes took part 11 people from 7 regions of Russian Federation.

In the overall medal table among women the leading part was gained by the team from Vladimir region and the team from Tula came second.

Among men the first triumphant place conquered the Primorsky Territory team and on the second place turned out to be the team from Tambov. Last was the team from Bryansk region.

The results of the competitions are available on the web site of the RPC in the section Protocols.
 
Using materials: fpri.ru

Powerlifting for persons with physical impairments was first presented at the Paralympic Games of 1964 in Tokyo under the title "Weightlifting", in 1992 it was decided to rename it into powerlifting. Initially, only men participated in the Paralympic Games, but at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, women took part in competitions for the first time. In this sport athletes demonstrate the power of the upper body and sometimes an athlete raises the weight of a bar, which exceeds 3-4 times the weight of his body. At the 2020 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo (Japan), 20 sets of medals will be played in the powerlifting of the sport of persons with physical impairments.

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