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Sheffield 2025 Powerlifting Championships

Launched in partnership with the International Powerlifting Federation, Sheffield 2025 will showcase the stars of our sport in a high-profile event with the largest prize fund in powerlifting history.

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POWERLIFTERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD WILL TRAVEL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, AS A ROSTER OF

12 MEN
12 WOMEN

battles it out for world records and the title of champion of champions

Athletes will come together for a truly international competition, with spectators in attendance at Sheffield's historic city hall, minutes from SBD's headquarters and manufacturing base.

Prize Price
the largest prize fund in powerlifting history
£25,000 FIRST PLACE
£5,000 PER BROKEN RECORD
£45,000 TOTAL MAXIMUM PAYOUT
Prize

QUALIFIED ATHLETES

NAME SURNAME

NAME SURNAME

Canada
Canada
Name Surname

Name Surname

USA
Full Name

Full Name

Canada

WILDCARDS

WildCard Surname

WildCard Surname

USA

LEADERBOARD

WOMEN'S RANK

RANK ATHLETE SCORE
NAME SURNAME XX.XX%
NEW SURNAME XXX.XX%

MEN'S RANK

RANK ATHLETE SCORE
MEN NAME XX.XX%
MEN NAME XXX.XX%
MEN THIRD XX.X%

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STREAMING INFORMATION

Sheffield 2025 will be streamed for free on the SBD Apparel YouTube page. Watch the 2024 championships below.

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OUR STORY

WHAT IS POWERLIFTING
AND THE START OF THE SPORT

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2019

Announcement of SHEFFIELD POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TAKE PLACE IN 2020.

2020 2021

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.

2022

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SHEFFIELD TO BE BACK 25TH OF MARCH 2023.

2023

FIRST SHEFFIELD POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
and FIRST CHAMPIONS TO CLAIM THE PODIUMS;
JESUS OLIVARES
AND EVIE CORRIGAN.

FOLLOWING A HUGE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT, ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHEFFIELD TO BE BACK IN 2024 WITH EVEN BIGGER FUNDING.

2024

100% SOLD OUT TICKETS
4 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT.


SECOND ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS.
SHEFFIELD 24 POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TAKE PLACE 10TH FEBRUARY 2024.

2025

SHEFFIELD 25 POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS BACK AT THE ICONIC SHEFFIELD CITY HALL 1ST FEBRUARY 2025.

AIM OF SHEFFIELD

Launched in partnership with the International Powerlifting Federation, the Sheffield Powerlifting Championships showcases the stars of powerlifting in a high-profile event with the largest prize fund in the sport's history.

12 women and 12 men battle against each other to claim the title of the ultimate champion with the highest percentage of the world total record and win the highest prize fund of £25,000.

Additional payouts of £5,000 given out to those athletes that achieve world records on squat, bench, deadlift, and total.

INFLUENCE OF
SHEFFIELD

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RECORDS
BROKEN
AT SHEFFIELD

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YEAR ATHLETE WEIGHT CLASS CATEGORY WORLD
RECORD
2023 NAME XX KG XX KG XX KG
2023 NAME SURNAME XX KG BENCH XX KG
FIRST ROUND

2024 World Classic Open Powerlifting Champions with at least 95% of world record total

SECOND ROUND

Top performing runner-up in the World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships with at least 95% of world record total

THIRD ROUND

Top performing athlete from unrepresented IPF region in the World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships

FORTH ROUND

Top performing athletes from the World Classic Open Powerlifting Champions

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WILD CARDS

Two slots to be selected by SBD.

QUALIFICATION PROCESS

FIRST ROUND
World Classic Open Powerlifting Champions in the calendar year prior to the Event, who total at least 95% of the classic open world record total for their division, reflecting IPF records as of the day before the relevant World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships.

SECOND ROUND
If there are less than ten athletes selected after the first round, then:

The top performing athlete placing second in their division at the IPF World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in the calendar year prior to the Event, ranked according to the percentage of the classic open world record total for their division, who total at least 95% of the classic open world record total for their division, reflecting IPF records as of the day before the relevant World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships.

THIRD ROUND
If there are less than ten athletes selected after the second round, then:
For each IPF region so far unrepresented in the selection, the top performing athlete from that region in the IPF World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in the calendar year prior to the Event, ranked according to the percentage of the classic open world record total for their division, conditional on totalling at least 95% of the classic open world record total for their division, reflecting IPF records as of the day before the relevant World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships. If the fourth round selection results in a selection of greater than ten athletes, then the top performing fourth round selections, ranked according to the percentage of the classic open world record total for their division, will be selected for the remaining slots to reach a total of ten.

FOURTH ROUND
If there are less than ten athletes selected after the third round, then:
The top performing athletes at the IPF World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in the calendar year prior to the Event, ranked according to the percentage of the classic open world record total for their division, reflecting IPF records as of the day before the relevant World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships, will be selected for the remaining slots to reach a total of ten.

WILD CARDS
The remaining two athletes and any reserve athletes will be selected by SBD.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

Competed in an IPF World or Regional Classic Powerlifting event.

Currently in good standing and not under suspension from the IPF.

No prior anti-doping offences warranting a ban of more than one year.

SCORING AND PRIZE ALLOCATION

Sheffield was created to showcase the stars of our sport and offer a platform to break records. The allocation of our prize fund supports this vision.

• Total prize fund £445,000
• Potential maximum an individual can win: £45,000
• World records on squat, bench, deadlift and total: £5,000

The overall title and placings will be determined by how each lifter performs, compared with the world record total in each lifter’s class.

For example, if lifter A totals 550kg in the 63kg class, with a world record total of 548kg, they will receive a score of 100.4% If lifter B totals 640kg in the 84kg class, with a total of 636.5kg, they will receive a score of 100.5%, and will be ranked higher than lifter A.

Totals at Sheffield will be ranked relative to the IPF classic open world records totals as of February 09, 2024.

Top 10 prize awards (for both the men’s and women’s competitions):

• 1st Place: £25,000
• 2nd Place: £12,500
• 3rd Place: £7,500
• 4th Place: £6,000
• 5th Place: £4,000
• 6th Place: £2,000
• 7th Place: £1,750
• 8th Place: £1,500
• 9th Place: £1,250
• 10th Place: £1,000