Five powerlifters will represent Sri Lanka at the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Championship which will be held from the 9th to the 15th of June in Helsingborg Sweden.
Regarded as the biggest competition in World Powerlifting, the IPF World Powerlifting championship will see the participation of competitors from all the leading powerlifting nations of the world. This is the fourth world championship that Sri Lanka will feature in, having competed in the 2016, 2017 & 2018 editions previously.
Sri Lankan lifters earned qualification for the competition at the Asia Pacific Powerlifting championship, where they managed to make history becoming the overall champions in the equipped category. The world championships however will be held in the classic discipline (Raw discipline) where the lifters are not allowed to use any external support such as knee wraps or squat suits.