The road to Tokyo 2020 continues for the British Para Powerlifting team this weekend as the World Championships take centre stage in Kazakhstan.

A team of eight will travel to Nur-Sultan to take part in the Championships from July 13-20, with this a mandatory event for eligibility and qualification rankings for the next Paralympic Games.

Commonwealth silver medallist Louise Sugden will be competing in the women’s - 86kg event, after her success in the Fazza and Eger World Cups earlier this year where she claimed a bronze and a gold medal.

Another lifter with success in Eger who will be contesting is Olivia Broome, who claimed gold in the women’s -50kg field by producing a final lift of 94kg.

Double Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson will contest the women’s -41kg event to complete the trio of British females competing.

On the men’s side, 2015 European champion Micky Yule will be challenging in the men’s -80kg field after he clinched a bronze at the Fazza World Cup earlier this year.

Nathaniel Wilding won gold at the Eger World Cup and will be competing in the men’s -72kg while Adam Alderman will contest the men’s -49kg, Oliver Brown will represent in the men’s -65kg and Ross Austen will be battling in the men’s -80kg.

Former world and European champion Ali Jawad had been due to compete in the men’s -54kg but pulled out of the competition due to injury.

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