Do you think a setup similar to the IPF raw challenge would work? They give out medals for best lifters <93kg and 93kg+. Although someone told me the reason other countries invest so much in weightlifting is because they can get an absurd amount of medals so maybe there would be support from other countries to have yet another barbell sport to aid in this.
I think the IPF took a good step with changing the weight classes. Even if it doesn't help with olympic recognition, fewer weight classes = more competition. I hope the USAPL adopts them soon.
Anyone else find it stupid that some feds now have a 259lb weight class to go along with the 242lb and 275lb weight classes?
incomprehensible gear? Go all RAW. Association to steroids? I associate a lot of sports and most high level athletes with steroids. If weightlifters can do it (beat the tests), powerlifters can too. Too high of medal count? Hell, I don't know.