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Welcome to the BPU 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 WPC European and WPC World records.

All record submissions and enquiries go to : records@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk 

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.

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.

Records are fiddly – mistakes can happen so for anything which needs amended please email records@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk

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 inquiries regarding records MUST be emailed to records@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk – please DO NOT contact him personally through facebook etc. 

Please allow 4 weeks when asking NICELY for a certificate, certificates generally will go out on the 1st of each month, but certainly within 4 weeks. 

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. 

Record claiming form – all record certificate requests must be requested through this form.

Email all enquiries and submissions: records@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk

Special Claim form stuff……….

Master Lifters!!!! 

If you are a Master lifter you can claim the open record as well IF it is higher than the equivalent open record. You MUST claim this by filling in the form and sending it to records@britishpowerliftingunion.co.uk as these are NOT automatically updated, you MUST claim it. Your form is here: Claim for Open record from a Master Lifter


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 http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com


As from the 1st January 2022, the WPC have now included additional women’s weight classes of 100kg, 110 and 110+kg. 

As form the 1st January the 90+kg class will no longer exist but prior 90+kf records will remain on the records sheets. ALL new British records in the BPU and ABPU under the 100, 110 and 110+ classes will be based on the old 90+kg records. Please be aware of this when attempting British records. 

Full Power:

Single-Ply-Full-Power-BPU – Updated 29.04.2022

Multiply-Full-Power-BPU – Updated 20.12.21

Classic-Raw-Full-Power-BPU – Updated 27.04.22

Raw-Full-Power-Records-BPU – Updated 29.04.22

Bench Only:


Multi-Ply-Bench-Only-Records-BPU – Updated 20.12.21

Raw-Bench-Only-BPU – Updated 14.04.22

Deadlift Only:


Multiply-DL-Only-BPU – Updated 20.12.21

Raw-Deadlift-Only-Records-BPU – Updated 31.03.22

Bomb Squad Unlimited Category Bench only British Records: (please note, minimum standards apply)

Unlimited bench press British records s (1)

World Records:

WPC world record links Full meet:

WBC Bench only records:

WPC deadlift only records:

WPC Euro records, all records: