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15 Nov 2009: The Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec EPF newsletter has been published.
11 Nov 2009: The EPF Constitution and Bylaws have been updated following the IPF Congress.
08 Nov 2009: European lifters won 17 out of a possible 19 gold medals at the 2009 World Powerlifting Championsips in New Delhi, India. Russian Sergey Fedosienko took the men's best lifter award after setting a world record total of 715kg in the 56kg category. The women's best lifter award went to Irina Poletaeva, also from Russia, who totalled 557.5kg in the 60kg category. Russia won both the men's and women's team competitions. EPF Press Release.
24 Oct 2009: 41-year-old Joanne Schaefer-Williams from the Netherlands set a new senior world record of 200.5kg in the women's super-heavweight class at the European Masters Bench Press Championships.
24 Oct 2009: European lifters that have qualified for the IPF Titan Pro Bench Bash at the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival must accept or decline their invitations by 1 Nov. Qualifiers should respond to their invitations using the form on the USAPL website.
22 Oct 2009: The EPF has instituted Award of Merits medals in bronze, silver and gold. National federations may apply to the EPF for these awards to honour persons that have served Powerlifting at national level for 10, 15 or 25 years. The Norwegian Powerlifting Federation has awarded Vidar Tangen the gold medal for being a member of the executive for more than 25 years. He is has also been an international referee since 1978. Congratulations! Arnulf Wahlstrøm, EPF President.
18 Oct 2009: The referees duty list for the 2009 European Masters Bench Press Championships has been published.
12 Oct 2009: Ralph Farquharson, the EPF Vice-President, presented David Hinchley with a special Award of Merits yesterday to thank him for his long and excellent service to the EPF. David is stepping-down as EPF Webmaster, a position he has held since 1996. A new EPF website is under development and will be launched later this year. Arnulf Wahlstrøm, EPF President.
25 Sep 2009: Detlev Albrings has resigned as EPF Appeal Committee Chairman due to his high workload as IPF President. Detlev has been Chairman of the Appeal Committee for six years. He was also Chairman of the EPF Finance Committee from 1988 to 1992 and 1995 to 1998. The EPF would like to thank him for his good work and long service. Arnulf Wahlstrøm, EPF President.
23 Sep 2009: The Western European Championships records have been updated. A total of 22 new records were set in Sandnes last weekend.

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