NEXT BIG THING in Para Lifting- The Open European Championships in Hungary

Hey just wanted to let you know about the NEXT BIG THING in Para Lifting.

The 2015 IPC Powerlifting Open European Championships

I Just cant wait to get on the plain bound for the next adventure. where normal life hustle and bustle halts for the awesomeness of  an International Paralympic Competition.

This is an event that myself and the other athletes have worked hard every day to make possible. Through grueling fundraising, intense training and the overwhelming support of family and sponsors we will get there.

There will be a few of us competing from Australia this time which is great; Myself , Jamie Clarke, Ben Wright and Nang Van Nguyen.

With conditions all involving the following; Spina Bifida, Myelomeningocele, Polio,  Multiple Sclerosis, and Ataxia.

Two of us are in wheel chairs, one with a prosthetic limb, one walking with sticks and myself in and out of a wheel chair with different symptoms.

I will be competing in the under 67kg category, hopeful I will be lifting on the 2nd day.

I will leave Australia on the 19th of November bound for the following in Hungary (Eger);

Competition schedule



Team arrivals

21-22 November

Raise the Bar – Say No! to Doping seminar

22 and 23 November

International classification

22-23 November (schedule will be provided after final entry deadline)

Technical meeting

23 November

Opening Ceremony

24 November


24-28 November

Closing Ceremony

28 November


29 November

The competition information

The 2015 IPC Powerlifting Open European Championships, a key qualification stop for Rio 2016, will be held in Eger, Hungary, from 24-28 November.

Featuring around 150 athletes from 25 countries, the event is organised locally by the Hungarian National Paralympic Committee and will take place in the Hotel Eger & Park.

The competition will also feature the continuation of the sport’s anti-doping campaign – Raise the Bar – Say No! to Doping. In 2014, around 800 athletes and support staff took part in education courses at various competitions around the world.

So in closing I hope everyone looks on in support as we push the limits to achieve new international Personal Bests.

Any further support in the way of funding (no matter how big or small)  would be greatly appreciated

you can donate through the following link

Thanks for reading and chat to you soon

Mrs Jessica Gray

Div1 RN (Specialising in Diet Related Disease and Nutrition)

MS Australia Ambassador

Australian Para Athlete

Posted on October 30, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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