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Comité Paralímpico Mexicano announces change in location for 2015 IPC Americas Powerlifting Open Championships

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Today, Comité Paralímpico Mexicano announced they had changed the location for the 2015 IPC Americas Powerlifting Open Championships. Originally scheduled for Guadalajara between April 26 – 29, the competition has been moved to Mexico City.

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The competition is an important one on the Paralympic powerlifting schedule as it is a qualification event for both the 2015 Parapan American Games and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. It is the first of five regional qualification events, and it is the first regional championship for the Americas.

To allow lifters the best chance to qualify for Rio, the event is an open one and athletes from around the globe can participate. Lifters from a number of countries have already confirmed their participation, including ones from Honduras.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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