About Para Powerlifting
Weightlifting was first in the Commonwealth Games program in Auckland in 1950 and has been on every program since. Women competed for the first time in the 2002 Games. An open weight Para-Sport Bench Press event was included in 2002. Glasgow 2014 again saw the inclusion of Para-Sport Powerlifting with four events including Heavyweight and Lightweight categories for men and women. The governing body for Weightlifting in Australia is the Australian Weightlifting Federation.