A refresh seminar for technical officials due to oversee this year's World Para Powerlifting World Championships in Astana has been held in Dubai.
Twenty-six international and national technical officials took part in the seminar, according to World Para Powerlifting.
The event was designed to ensure the roles and responsibilities of the technical officials, as well as the rules and regulations, are applied throughout competitions in 2019 and 2020.
The seminar included discussions on officiating Para-powerlifting events and video assessments of lifts from previous competitions.
Participants also took part in in scenarios on the various processes in place at powerlifting events.
World Para Powerlifting said further training and development opportunities for technical officials would be held in the lead-up to the event in Astana.
The Championships, due to run from July 12 to 20, were initially set to be held in Almaty before the event was moved across Kazakhstan to Astana in December 2017 owing to "stronger support from the city's Government which will result in improvements in the venue".
"Seeing the technical officials come together to share their experiences and knowledge between them was amazing," said World Para Powerlifting development co-ordinator Dillon Richardson.
"From those who have been at over 50 competitions to those who have been at just one, the motivation to continue to develop the sport was strong in the entire group."