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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 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 them 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 tick the correct box that states that you want a PDF certificate and not just your record updated. 

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

This is the link to claim your British record which will then be updated on the web site: 



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 get certificates for WORLD records. 

For World and European record claiming please complete to following form and  go to: https://form.jotform.com/213275963362056

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

These are the links to our current BPU BRITISH RECORDS: 

Full Power:

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Bench Only:





Deadlift Only:




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

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