Like all IBSA sports, athletes who want to compete in powerlifting need to be classified by experts to ensure they have an eligible impairment.
Athletes will be classified as either B1, B2 or B3. Athletes in B1 and B2 have the most severe visual impairments.
In IBSA Powerlifting, all athletes compete against each other.
You can find out more about how classification works, and what to expect if you are an athlete, here.
You can also view the list of powerlifting athletes who have been classified below.