A top field will take part in the second Powerlifting World Cup event of the season in Eger in Hungary from tomorrow.
The competition at the Hotel Eger and Park is the penultimate major event before this year's World Championships in Mexico City.
Amalia Perez, Mexico's three-time Paralympic gold medallist, will be one of the lifters looking to experience competitive action before the flagship tournament in her home capital city.
She will be competing for the first time since winning the women's under-55 kilograms gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in September.
Her compatriot Jose Castillo, the bronze medallist in the men's under-97kg in Rio, will also be in action but has moved up to the under-107kg division.
"I want to perform well in Hungary because I am representing my country, no matter if it's a World Cup, a World Championships or a Paralympic Games," he said.
"I hope to achieve the best possible result and feel good whilst competing.
"It is not good to focus on two events at a time, but of course I think of Mexico 2017 and feel extra motivated."
Paralympic bronze medallist Nador Tunkel will be a big home hope for Hungary in the men's under-49kg.
"An injury whilst participating in my last competition prevented me from achieving a personal best, but I am confident I can do that in Eger," said Tunkel.
"I would love to do that on home soil."
Other athletes to watch include Azerbaijan's Elshan Huseynov in the men's under-107kg, who set his world record of 243kg in Eger in 2015.
Brazil's two-time Paralympian Marcia Menezes in the women's under-86kg and Egypt's London 2012 bronze medallist Taha Abdelmagid in the men's under-54kg are also tipped to make an impact.
Action in Eger will run from tomorrow until May 7 and follows the season-opening World Cup in Dubai which ran in February and March.
The Mexico City World Championships will be held between September 30 and October 6.