IPF Will Not Recognize World Records From The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival

The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) shared a letter that was sent to USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Executive Director Priscilla Ribic with regard to consideration of world records secured in powerlifting events at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF), specifically the lifts from North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) or USA Powerlifting (USAPL) competitions.

In short, the records haven’t been secured — not by the IPF.

In the letter,  there is a detailing of the IPF constitution, the technical rules, and anti-doping rules. The IPF made clear in their conclusion that they would not count records made during the events at the ASF as IPF records as the events were not sanctioned.

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