The Sport of Parapowerlifting us open to male and female athletes with a physical disability. The sport is divided into weight classes.
Men and women compete in a horizontal lying position (on their backs) on a special designed bench. An assistant gives the bar to the athlete at the level of his/her outreached arms. The athlete then lowers the bar to their chest, hold the bar motionless and then presses (lifts) and holds the bar in full elbow extension or locked elbows.