World Para Powerlifting announced on Monday (21 January) a new five-year partnership agreement with Eleiko to provide equipment for all world and regional championships until 2024.
This is an extension of the previous deal signed in 2014 with the global powerlifting equipment manufacturer and will see Eleiko increase its support for the Local Organising Committees of World Para Powerlifting championships.
Eleiko will also continue to develop sport specific equipment for Para powerlifting and extend the partnership to educational programmes supported by World Para Powerlifting.
The new contract was officially signed in a meeting at the International Paralympic Committee headquarters in Bonn, Germany, with the presence of Andrew Parsons and Erik Blomberg, CEO of the Eleiko Group.
The 2019 season will kick-off in February with the Fazza World Cup in Dubai. The year’s most important competition will be the World Championships in July in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said:
“Eleiko has been an important partner for many years and the new agreement with World Para Powerlifting will have a significant impact on the development of the sport around the world.”
Erik Blomberg, CEO of the Eleiko Group, said:
“Eleiko’s mission is to make people stronger so they better perform in sports and in life. We see our partnership with World Para Powerlifting as an integral part of it. We are fully committed to promote the sport and the benefits of fitness activities for all.”
Jorge Moreno, Head of World Para Powerlifting, said:
“World Para Powerlifting and Eleiko have a very strong partnership. We are very happy to announce the new agreement and look forward to working together in the next five-year cycle.”
Pictures of the meeting in the IPC headquarters in Bonn are available on https://www.flickr.com/photos/paralympic/albums/72157702654209332