Passing of Sami Mäkelä

Dear IPF Family,

It is with great sadness we advise of the sudden passing of Sami Mäkelä of Finland. Sami was to compete at the World Classic Bench Press Championships in Texas in April in the 105kg Masters 1 division. We extend our sincere condolences to Sami’s family, friends and powerlifting associates.


Gaston Parage – on behalf of the IPF Executive Committee.

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