Why powerlifting in Olympics?

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To provide variety with respect to strength sports, open more opportunities for athletes to showcase their hard work, and give deserving individuals an opportunity to represent their countries.

Some people argue that there is already a strength sport (Weightlifting). However its important to note that, for example, there are various events for swimming and running, emphasizing slightly different qualities, different levels of power vs endurance etc. Javelin throwing and shot putting are also similar events.

Including power lifting would round out the strength sports.

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