FederationCup Powerlifting Championships take place around the globe, however they are given the most importance in Canada, United States, Russia, United Kingdom, and Ukraine. When it comes to India, the sport is managed and controlled under governing body known as Indian Powerlifting Federation. Indian Powerlifting Federation was incepted in the year 1975 and since then it is an honorable member of the International Power lifting Federation (IPF), and therefore weightlifters who have been through with National Championships can also qualify for IPF World Championships. Asian PowerliftingChampionships, organized in India can be classified as Men Power Lifting and Women Powerlifting. Generally Power lifting includes three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Dead lift. In India, National Championship Competitions are organized on a large scale with candidates participating from all corners of the country, but most of the participants are from Haryana & Punjab.
Indian P/L Federation organizes domestic events such as, Dead Lift Championships, Bench Press Championships,etc. based on which a successful and promising prospect qualifies for national championships. Apparently, it gives a fair and undisputed platform to the participants to test their performance against other contenders and on the same point in time it gives them hope, to compete in national events as well.