European Bench Press Championships
The European Powerlifting Federation EPF awarded the 2017 European Bench Press Open Championships to Ylitornio. The local sports club, Aavasaksan Kisa ry, is an experienced and active organiser of prestigious events. It was given responsibility for organising the upcoming European Championships in bench press that will take place in Ylitornio in August 2017. This is not the first time that Ylitornio plays host to a major powerlifting event. Among other things, Aavasaksan Kisa organised the women’s powerlifting European and World Championships in 2005 and 2009 as well as the open classic powerlifting Finnish Championships in early 2015.