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Welcome to the ABPU records section. As you know we are the only British licensed federation to the World Powerlifting Congress.

Here you will find links to our own British records and also the AWPC European and AWPC World records. All record enquiries go to:

We made a decision to start our British records from scratch upon the new license being awarded to us, giving lifters the opportunity to carve a new path on the British level before hitting the European and World records.

You can attempt British records at any of our regional or national competitions and for European and World records it needs to be an intentionally recognised competition like a World Championship or Europeans or a WPC sanctioned event.

Rule of thumb is always check if the competition is WPC sanctioned before going for a European or World record – there have been times in the past that lifters have been told by other federations they have broken World Records when in fact it was never a sanctioned competition.

Remember – for World records, ALWAYS fill out your WPC World record form which needs the 3 signatures of the referees on platform at the time of your lift. You need to get this done the same day and handed in.

To claim ANY of the records – it is FREE. The only time you may be asked for assistance with cost is if we have to post certificates out to you. You will be given your British certificate on the day of the competition or they will be posted out to you, World record certificates have ALWAYS been free to claim from the WPC and you should never be asked for money for them. The WPC will send out your certificate direct from them free of charge.

OPEN POWERLIFTING has created an index with all the UK powerlifting federations and not only provides a UK wide based listing and ranking system, it also allows you to cross reference from one federation to all. We completely support this project so please do check your listings and rankings at the links below:


ALL enquiries regarding records MUST be emailed to – please DO NOT contact them personally through Facebook etc. 

Please allow 4 weeks if you have ticked in the record registration form that you would like a PDF certificate of your record. You cannot claim a record certificate retrospectively if it has been broken again since you took it. 

You will get a virtual copy in PDF of your certificate. IF you prefer just to have the PDF and print it yourself PLEASE MAKE THIS CLEAR!!

Please remember that RAW is without knee wraps or sleeves – and CLASSIC RAW is WITH knee wraps or sleeves. 


This is your link for British Record registration which will be checked against the results.


Special Claiming Form Stuff: 

Awesome Master Lifters: 

If you are a Master lifter and your record is higher than the Open category you can take this too!! Wooooooo! You can also take the Master and Open records in the other federation, the BPU AS WELL if it is higher, the form here is ONLY for Masters taking open records. 

If you are an ABPU member and you lifted more than the BPU equivalent record you can claim that as well……….. damn you have it good! 


As you are a member of the BRITISH federation, we DO NOT deal with the European or World records certificates. Anyone that emails our records registrar asking for certificates other than British ones will be beaten with a referee light. So, what happens when you break a European or World record? The results form INTERNATIONAL sanctioned events where you can ONLY break European and World Records are sent to the WPC and AWPC in the USA. If you didnt declare it on platform, then it wont be logged and you wont get it. The European records are then sent, by the USA to Russia who look after the European records. You ONLY certificates for WORLD records. 

If you have queries about your World or European record then you need to contact them and the details are on the WPC/AWPC web site

Your link to register your European or World record is here:

Below are the current British APBU records: 




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AWPC Records (World and Single Lifts can be located here):
AWPC and WPC Worlds records