Powerlifting (Singapore) National Standard/RecordsSingapore Powerlifting Invitationals 2014 will be the first IPF sanctioned meet organized by Powerlifting (Singapore). Therefore a new set of National Standards/Records recognized by Powerlifting (Singapore) will be implemented from SPI 14 onwards. All previous non-IPF national records (of all weight, gender or age class) will bepreserved separately. National Standards are established to set a respectable level for local lifters to achieve before being granted the National Record status. As long as the National Standard for a particular Weight/Gender/Lift category is not equaled or broken, the National Record will remain empty and the Standard will stand. Please find the current National Standards as attached for your reference. From the Singapore Powerlifting Invitationals 2014 onwards, National Records can be set if the following criteria are met:
- National records can only be set through successful attempts at IPF recognized competitions such as National-level competitions (eg. Singapore Powerlifting Invitationals, Singapore Powerlifting Open) or International IPF/APF competitions.
- Competitor must be a Singaporean Citizen or a Permanent Resident (PR) of Singapore
- Competitor must be a valid and existing member of Powerlifting (Singapore)
Technical Rules for National Record Attempts
For a national record attempt to be valid, the following conditions must be satisfied:
- Record attempts can be made at any or all of the lifter’s prescribed attempts.
- In a record attempt, the weight of the barbell must be at least 0.5kg in excess of the current record. Otherwise, the weight of the barbell must always be a multiple of 2.5kg
- If the lifter wishes to make a record attempt, he/she must declare that it is as such to the scoring table when submitting the attempt.
- Three National Referees have to be present to judge the attempt.
- If a record attempt is successful, the lifter will be subjected to additional equipment inspection by the chief referee immediately after the attempt and will only be granted the record if no infractions are found.
- If the lifter is found to have violated doping regulations, the record attempt will be deemed null and void.
- A lifter may only take increments of less than 2.5 for record attempts in the championship in which he is competing, e.g. a Master lifting in an open competition cannot take less than 2.5 kg to achieve Master’s records.
- In the event of a weight posted for the following round, which is not a multiple of 2.5 kg to exceed a record, the weight will be reduced to the nearest multiple of 2.5 kg, should a fellow competitor have exceeded this weight in the previous round.
Example 1: The current record is 302.5 kg.
Lifter A squats 300 kg in the first round, then posts 303.5 kg, Lifter B squats 305 kg in the first round. Lifter A’s second attempt now is reduced to 302.5 kg.
Example 2: The current record is 300 kg.
Lifter A posts only a 1 kg increment (301 kg) having achieved his first attempt of 300 kg in the above scenario, Lifter B squats 305 kg in the first round, Lifter A must now take the nearest 2.5 kg above (302.5kg).
- In all instances, Powerlifting (Singapore) retains the right to establish minimum standards for the listing of a performance as a National Record in any particular category and to reject any record application for a performance which is not equal to or higher than that standard.
- Powerlifting (Singapore) retains the right to remove, and will so remove, from the register of Records the name and performance of any individual member who at any time subsequent to the record performance is found by means of the due process set out in the Anti-Doping Policy to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation which has resulted in that individual suffering a suspension of two years or more.