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European Equipped and Classic Bench Press Championships, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 21st to 25th November 2021

The European Powerlifting Federation and Russian Powerlifting Federation welcome you to  Ekaterinburg, Russia for the European Open, Masters, Juniors and Sub Juniors Equipped and Classic Bench Press Championships, 21st to 25th November 2021.   299 Athletes, 192 Male and 107 Female will be participating from 18 nations – Russia, Georgia, Poland, Armenia, Estonia, France, Austria, Turkey, Czechia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Belarus, Germany, Slovakia and Iceland.

Ekaterinburg is a beautiful, historic city with many landmarks and places of interest to explore and is the 4th largest city in Russia with 1,3 million inhabitants.  No visit is complete without a trip to the Church of the Blood in Honour of All Saints, the place where the Emperor Nicholas and his wife and children were executed.   You can get a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from the viewing platform at the top of the 52 floor high Vysotskiy skyscraper, the second tallest building in Russia.

The Literary Quarter of Ekaterinburg is the cultural centre of the city.  Not least because this district is where Ural writers and artists are celebrated and their writings preserved and proudly displayed.   These include major contemporary figures such as Dmitry Mamina-Sibiyak and Pavel Bazhov.  There are also numerous shopping malls and restaurants to visit in the city, details of which will be available at the venue hotel along with bus and tram timetables.

Timetable and other information

An up to date timetable and further details and information of the Event can be found on the EPF website https://www.europowerlifting.org/.

Details of the event, photos, videos, and reports can also be found on the official

EPF Facebook page.

You can follow High Quality livestream of the event via the EPF homepage and EPF Facebook page https://www.youtube.com/user/thegoodlifttv

Notes to editors
Media accreditations will be provided, and Wi-Fi connection is available in the venue.


Playing Sports Palace, 3 Olympic Embankment Street, Ekaterinburg

Transport between the hotel and the venue will be available.


Marins Park Hotel, 106 Chelyuskintsev Street, Ekaterinburg

This 3-star hotel is located in the heart of the city,  just a 30-minute drive from Koltsovo Airport and a 10-minute walk from the train Station.  All rooms include a TV and a fridge.  A buffet breakfast is served and buffet dinners will be available.   There is also a sushi restaurant and a European café available on site, along with a beauty and hair salon, sauna and swimming pool.  The hotel has free wifi and an ATM in the reception area.


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