Powerlifting Should Be More Than One Sport

Mon, 01/29/2007 - 21:23 -- admin
Yes
31% (58 votes)
No
59% (110 votes)
Maybe
9% (17 votes)
Total votes: 185

Comments

Submitted by Josh Langevin (not verified) on
I think that there should be one set of raw records and one set of equiped and all the federations should go by the same set. And there should tested and non-tested records or keep those roid heads in there own federation! Thank You Josh Langevin

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I voted NO! Powerlifting itself is Powerlifting. That's it. Within the SPORT of powerlifting there is the breakdown of all this stuff that everyone wants to argue about: drug-free vs. tested, raw vs.equipped, feds & records, and is benching powerlifting?, etc. but when all is said and POWERLIFITNG IS STILL POWERLIFTING.

Submitted by TheGymMuse on
[quote=Anonymous]I voted NO! Powerlifting itself is Powerlifting. That's it. Within the SPORT of powerlifting there is the breakdown of all this stuff that everyone wants to argue about: drug-free vs. tested, raw vs.equipped, feds & records, and is benching powerlifting?, etc. but when all is said and POWERLIFITNG IS STILL POWERLIFTING.[/quote] Think about it for a moment..., when you mention all the points that "everyone wants to argue about," wouldn't it be a good idea, especially in this day when there are those who specialize in a particular lift which is often reflected in record keeping, that raw and geared lifts be kept seperate too? It may quell the current discord.Currently, there are only a few feds which maintain raw records. I agree it is all powerlifting and should not be considered two different sports. Instead, geared and raw lifting should be viewed as two different yet similar disciplines. I also think, like single lift records, raw lifts should stand alone too. And as each of the three lifts are featured, I feel that in competitions, geared and raw lifting should be featured as a different yet similar disciplines too. There will always be antagonists on both sides (gear-v-raw) who will still not be satisfied and will always find a reason to take shots at the other side, but in keeping a separate set of records, perhaps it will expand opportunities to all and perhaps build respect amongst all. Jim

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
How could we make powerlifting an Olympic sport if some think we need to make it two sports? It would be nice if we could all compete under one set of rules and it all be tested. From my understanding it is federations like the WPO that keep powerlifting from the Olympics because of their heavy drug usage. Powerlifting definitely needs to be drug tested and unified if we ever want the respect that we deserve from the IOC and others.

Submitted by admin on
Why do we need unification for Olympic inclusion? Certainly drug testing is necessary for Olympic inclusion. However, the federation pursuing IOC recognition, the IPF, is drug tested. What does the WPO's testing status have to do with that pursuit?

Submitted by Khamaali Rowan (not verified) on
Have drug testing records and nontested records, across the records books for all records powerlifting or olympic.