The Alex is sponsoring the Para Powerlifting World Cup

BMI The Alexandra Hospital is proud to be supporting the Manchester 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup with sponsorship of the Women’s up to 86kg category.

“We’re delighted to pledge our support to this exciting event,” explains Marge Falconer, Executive Director of the hospital.

“It’s great to host an event of this calibre in Manchester and of course we will be cheering on the incredible Great Britain athletes as they compete on home soil.”


Image: Horoki Nishioka/WPO

About the Para Powerlifting World Cup

On 20-23 February at Wythenshawe Forum, 118 athletes from 26 countries will take part in the Manchester 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup.

Athletes will be competing for crucial ranking points in order to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics in August.

It’s one of the final opportunities for powerlifters looking to secure a place at the games. Athletes will compete across 10 weight categories for men and 10 for women.

This is the second of five Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cups to take place this year and the first event of its kind to be held in the UK.

“We’re delighted to pledge our support to this exciting event”

Great Britain team

Great Britain will be represented by 15 determined athletes, a mix of experienced competitors and emerging talent.

“Our squad features the perfect combination of experience and new exciting talent, showcasing the continued development of the sport domestically,” said British Weight Lifting CEO Ashley Metcalfe.


Among the team are European para powerlifting champion Micky Yule and two-time Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson.

Also competing is Rio 2016 Paralympic silver medallist and former world record holder Ali Jawad.

Speaking of the event, Jawad said: “Competing for Great Britain at a home event is always incredibly special to me as the opportunity to lift in front of friends and family on an international platform is so rare.

“With Tokyo qualification at stake, the support of the home crowd will give our athletes that extra boost to ensure we perform at our best.”


Women’s up to 86kg

BMI The Alexandra is sponsoring the women’s up to 86kg category at the event, meaning someone from the hospital will have the honour of presenting the medals.

Louise Sudgen will be representing Great Britain in the category. Sudgen took silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Image: Horoki Nishioka/WPO

About BMI The Alexandra Hospital

BMI The Alexandra, affectionately known as ‘The Alex’, is the largest private hospital outside of London. Located in leafy Cheadle, it has a reputation for excellence across the North West and beyond.

Alongside its commitments to clinical excellence and outstanding care, The Alex is also passionate about involvement in the local community.

The team is incredibly proud to be supporting Great Britain’s talented para powerlifters as they set their sights on Tokyo 2020.

Categories: Health

Date: 28th January 2020