August 3-10, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America

The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism

days until the Games. Are you ready?


Powerlifting features the bench press, with classifications based on body weight categories. Separate competitions are offered for males and females in the Open and Masters Divisions.


An introduction to powerlifting clinic will be offered for athletes in the Junior B Division.


International Paralympic Committee (IPC) powerlifting rules are observed. Athletes with a range of motion that precludes full extension of the elbows/arms must demonstrate their range of motion to officials prior to each lift. Elite dwarf lifters can aspire to represent their countries at the quadrennial cross-disability Paralympic Games.


The Sport Technical Officer for Powerlifting is Mary Hodge.