How to Watch the 2019 IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships

Here's how to watch the largest equipped powerlifting meet of the year!

The 2019 IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships are about to be underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This year, the Championships are running from November 18th through the 23rd with 249 athletes in attendance taking the platform (155 men, 94 women). The IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships bring out the biggest names in equipped powerlifting, and we’re pumped to watch all of the action go down live on the Olympic Channel. 

With powerlifting world championships or large international meets for that matter, it can sometimes be a gamble on finding a quality live stream. Luckily, the Olympic Channel are set to host a live stream for the duration of the World Open Powerlifting Championships. 

How to Watch the World Open Powerlifting Championships

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@jaroslaw_olech is the GOAT of powerlifting. Having won 17 World Open Powerlifting Championships he ties the record for most World Open title wins with the great Hideaki Inaba! Being 45 years old you can say he is on top of his game, the last time he was beaten was at the 2001 World Open Powerlifting Championships where he placed 2nd, that was 18 years ago. But here in 2019 in the 74kg class he will have a battle on his hands with Norway's @kjelllbrell who is actually above Jaroslaw in the nominations! Will the king be dethroned? This is going to be one battle you DO NOT want to miss! Jaroslaw's best lifts: Squat – 370kg (Current WR) Bench – 220kg Deadlift – 328kg Total – 908kg (Current WR) Kjell's best lifts (74kg): Squat – 337.5kg Bench – 237.5kg Deadlift – 328.5kg (Current WR) Total – 900kg Nominations –> @twg2021bhm @sbdapparel @eleikosport @aplyft @openworlds19 @olympicchannel #powerlifting #equipped

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Athletes to Watch

There will be a lot of big name athletes in attendance, but we wanted to include five of the most prominent in equipped powerlifting below. Every athlete below, owns either multiple World Open Championships, IPF equipped world records, or both!

Full Live Stream Schedule

Interested in a weight class or a particular athlete? Check out the full live stream schedule for the Open World Powerlifting Championships below!

Author’s Note: All times UTC. Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, 18 November  
Men 59kg / 66kg 07:00
Women 47kg / 52kg        14:00
Tuesday, 19 November  
Women 57kg      08:00
Men 74kg 13:00
Wednesday, 20 November  
Men 83kg            06:00
Women 63kg      10:00
Men 93kg 13:00
Thursday, 21 November  
Women 72kg      08:00
Men 105kg          14:00
Friday, 22 November  
Women 84kg      06:00
Special Olympics + Paralympics 11:00
Men 120kg 13:00
Saturday, 23 November  
Women +84kg   07:00
Men 120+kg 11:00

We don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready to get our fill of equipped powerlifting and watch Sumner crush more 1,000+ lb squats. 

Feature image from @theipf Instagram page.