Today, Powerlifting has become a popular competition in india and other countries. In the month of September 2012 Asian powerlifting Federation organizes Asian Bench Press Championships in Almaty or Astana of the country Kazakhstan. Around 270 athletes from 18 Asian nations are participating in this 6 day powerlifting hosted under the banner of Asian Powerlifting Federation. On the first day, Powerlifting Competition conductes in two different weight categories for both men and women. In women section 43 & 47kg while in men section 53 & 59kg squat, bench press and dead lift competition were forms.
Indian Powerlifting federation organizes several local and regional powerlifting events where power lifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events. Top competitors are selected by Indian P/L Federation to compete in seven IPF world championships- the World Men's and Women's Powerlifting Championships, World Junior and Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships, World Master's Powerlifting Championships, World Bench Press Championships and World Master's Bench Press Championships, Asian Powerlifting Championships and also Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship.