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December 8-11, 2016
GPA / IPO World Championships.  Moscow, Russia 

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The Global Powerlifting Alliance / International Powerlifting Organization World Championships 2016 are now history.  It was the greatest powerlifting event in history.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to Sergey and Elvira Dluzshnevskiy.  Also a special thanks to Natalia Trapeznikova for all her hard work.

The annual GPA/IPO Powerlifting Championships were held in Moscow, Russia December 8-11, 2016.  Just to say these words does not give proper credit to Sergey and Elvira Dluzshnevskiy.  They are a true inspiration to us and are to be respected by all powerlifters.  Their organization is among the best in powerlifting.  The venue was perfect and the equipment was top notch.  There were 4 full days of powerlifting on 3 platforms.  It all went like clockwork.  The spotter/loaders, referees, and countless workers performed with great skill and professionalism at all times. 

Moscow is a very beautiful city rich in history and tradition.  All the Russian people we met were very courteous and respectful.

A special thanks to the GPA/IPO National leaders for bringing teams representing their individual countries.  The GPA/IPO continues to be a federation for the lifters providing a place for all lifters.

We hope to see you all in Argentina in 2017 for the next combined GPA/IPO World Championships.

L B and Svetlana Baker

December 3, 2016
GPA / IPO Argentina Championships Push Pull & Deadlift, Chascomus-Bs As-Argentina

December 12, 2016
GPA / IPO, Cup #COMFORÇA Bench Press and Deadlift, Brazil

December  23-25, 2016
GPA / IPO Russian North.  National Powerlifting Competition.  Vologda, Russia.   Promoter Sergey Dluzshnevskiy, Email: 

January 14, 2017
Thailand Powerlifting Alliance Powerlifting Championships

March 25, 26, 2017
Black Sea invitational Cup 2017, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

April 7-9, 2017
GPA / IPO Ukraine Championships. Kiev, Ukraine.  Promoter Bogdan Vorobe

May 6, 7, 2017
GPA / IPO Russian Cup, Voronezh, Russia

July 15-16, 2017
APC National Championships, Gainesville, Ga.  USA.  GPA/IPO World Qualifier

October 6-8, 2017
GPA / IPO Ukraine Cup. Kiev, Ukraine.  Promoter Bogdan Vorobey   

November 10,11,12, 2017
GPA / IPO European Cup - Kiev, Ukraine. Promoter Bogdan Vorobey

November 16-19, 2017
GPA / IPO World Cup, Moscow, Russia.  Promoter: Sergey Dluzhnevskiy.  Telephone +7911545530, E-mail:

November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2017
GPA / IPO World Championships. 
Villa Maria-Cordoba, Argentina

GPA / IPO World Championships 2018: 
Currently we have 2 bids:

The final vote will be at the AGM 2017

October 2018
GPA / IPO World Championships, Ukraine

November 23, 24, 25, 26,  2018
GPA / IPO World Championships.  Republic of Georgia
















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