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Disabled Power Lifting

Above: Members of the Uganda Paraolympic committee after elections.

Next: Female disabled powerlifters at the gym after the elections/general assembly.

Top right: Disabled Powerlifting general assembly at Lukwago Fitness Center where Lukwago Charles is now the newly elected president of the Uganda Disabled Powerlifting Federation.

Next: Members of the Disabled Powerlifting Federation of Uganda posing for a photo in the gym.

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as "odd lifts", which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety of events, akin to strongman competition. Eventually odd lifts became standardized to the current three.