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Powerlifting Added in Paralympics

Aug 22, 2019 | Paralympic

Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) has adopted powerlifting as another sport discipline to be administered in its camp.

Other sport disciplines managed by MPC are wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and athletics.

According to James Chiutsi, president for Malawi Paralympic body said the inclusion of powerlifting will ensure that people with disabilities are participating in sports.

“The introduction of powerlifting sport will ensure that people with lower body impairments are not lagging behind in sport participation”, he said.

He added that the sport body has already set up structures for powerlifting and they have elected the committee to oversee its activities.