Powerlifting Preview
The United States will send four powerlifters to the Parapan American Games – leading the charge for Team USA are Jacob Schrom and Ahmed Shafik. 

Shafik, a two-time Paralympian, competed as the only powerlifter for Team USA at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. He earned a bronze medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games. 

The U.S. is one of 16 countries sending its powerlifters to Lima, where 91 athletes will be competing in the Villa Deportiva Nacional. Competition begins on Thursday, August 29 and will conclude on Saturday, August 31.