2019 WPF 21st Congress Minutes


2019 WPF 21st Congress Minutes

Venue: Via email from David Carter, President


Due Civil to conflict in the Region this led to cancellation of the 2019 WPF World championships on 19th to 22nd December. The meeting Agenda was circulated to all affiliated Nations and Officers to make replies by no later than 23rd December. No opposing replies were received.

Roll call circulated: David Carter GBR, Phil Beniston GBR, Yuriy Soloview RUS, Vasiliy Filatov RUS, Suresh Kadam IND, Deepak Bagel IND, Armin Rafaat IRN, Kevin Dannsson HOL, Coert Hoppenbrouwers HOL, Irina Panchenko UKR. Prince Kennedy Nwamkpa NIG

Apologies:  None received.

20th Annual Congress meeting minutes: has been circulated and posted on the web site were approved.

President’s Report: David Carter reported two new Nation affiliates from Ukraine and Holland. The WPF needed more Nation affiliates and lifter entries to expand the WPF. The report was approved.

Technical Officers Report: Robert Campbell retired in March.  So, the WPF need a new TO elected.  No reported major issues save more activity needed from existing referees and more new referees required.

Web Master Report: Igor Soloviev RUS as built a new web site which is masterly run and all up to date with Notices, World and European records.

National Affiliates Reports:

GBRDavid Carter, President reported, a successful National championship, but saw a slowing down of membership and lifter entries.

RUS - Yuriy Soloviev, President reported a successful 2019 European championships with over 1,000 lifter entries.

Other Nations provided no reports.


 Election of Officers:

• President: David Carter GBR elected.  

• Technical Officer: No nominees.


Nominee(s) to 2019 Hall of Fame: None received


Policy Resolutions:  Proposed.

WPF Doping Control in Amateur Division – Agreed - Effective from 1st January 2020

WPF Gender identity policy – Agreed - Effective from 1st January 2020


Rules for Lifting Resolutions: Proposed.

New Division – Multi Rep Bench Press Competition – Agreed - Effective from 1st January 2020


Future World Championships             

                2020 World Championships – Russia – 31st October & 1st November.

                2021 World Championships – Bid Nigeria.

                2022 World Championships – No bids


2019 World Championships Officials

The championships had to be cancelled due to civil unrest in the Region.

Technical Officer: Not required due to the above.

Referees: None required due to the above.


23.59 adjournment of 21st WPF Congress.  - END

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