World Powerlifting 4 All: WP Greece Nationals-Grizzly Bench Press Open 2024

The World Powerlifting Greece Nationals Grizzly Bench Press Open (Raw-Special Olympics) was organized with absolute success, on 28/04/2024, at Wodbox Athens - Helliniko, by World Powerlifting Greece (Hellenic Powerlifting Association) in the context of World Leisure Day 2024, under the World Powerlifting (WP) and under the auspices of the International Organizations International Sports Council, International Sports Affairs Committee, International Sport Network Organization & General Association of World Sports Federations.

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A total of 25 persons participated in the Raw category, as well as the Special Olympics Hellas with the participation of the Special Olympics Powerlifting team. The purpose of the event was achieved, as it was the coexistence of disabled and non-disabled, for EVERYONE to compete TOGETHER, giving the messages World Powerlifting 4 All, as well as 'YES to Participation NO to Steroids'.

Special Olympics Hellas organized a Special Olympics Powerlifting Judges Seminar, with the instructor Mr. Kolettis Andreas (Head Powerlifting Coach Special Olympics Hellas – Powerlifting Sport Advisor Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia), with the theoretical part on Saturday 4/27/2024, at the facilities of the Special Olympics Hellas and the practical part to be held as part of the event, with the aim of creating a body of judges, in view of the upcoming National Special Olympics Games "Loutraki 2024" | May 24-29.

It is worth noting that Best Overall Male was Alexandros Foteinos, as until the last attempt the contestants Markos Kyriakopoulos, Koustenis Georgios, Pantelaios Ioannis and Best Overall Female was claiming the title, Angeliki Klavdianou.


A large crowd of people attended the event, with the dynamic presence of the A.S. team. Atlas Ag. Varvaras, with the award of the club and their coach Panteleos Ioannis, but awards were given to Wodbox Athens, for the kind provision of the nice, large and safe playing field, Power Gear (Italy) for the powerlifting equipment, Fitness Trip and the Xtr Stores for the gifts to the participants, Web Radio/Tv La Famiglia and the Panhellenic Information Network as media sponsors.