The Other Day, USA Powerlifting (USAPL) made an announcement that shook the powerlifting community. In their statement USAPL stated that they would not be sending groups to multiple 2020 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) competitors.
In their news release, USAPL verified that no teams would be sent out to the IPF:
- World Classic and Equipped Bench Press World Championships (Russia)
- World Timeless Powerlifting World Championships (Belarus)
- World Masters Traditional and Equipped World Championships (South Africa)
In the press release they write that the decision was made based on the health of their professional athletes and on current travel suggestions.