2021 World Pull-Up Championships


Due to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic we have decided to cancel/postpone the World Pull-Up Championships scheduled on May 29-30, 2021.

It seems very unlikely that the global travel restrictions will be lifted within the next four months. We are currently considering options to have this competition scheduled for later in 2021 with more details to be shared if deemed feasible.

Disciplines and weight classes

Weighted Pull-Up
Pull-Up Repetitions

In both disciplines, there will be seven weight classes for men and four for women:

▸ 60 kg (60.0 and under)
70 kg (60.1 – 70.0)
80 kg (70.1 – 80.0)
90 kg (80.1 – 90.0)
100 kg (90.1 – 100.0)
110 kg (100.1 – 110.0)
+110 kg (110.1 and over)

50 kg (50.0 and under)
60 kg (50.1 – 60.0)
70 kg (60.1 – 70.0)
+70 kg (70.1 and over)

All disciplines are open age competitions; there are no separate age classes for juniors or masters in the World Pull-Up Championships. Competitors may use whatever grip they like including pronated (“pull-ups”), supinated (“chin-ups”) or mixed grip.

Competition rules


In order to be eligible to participate in the World Pull-Up Championships the competitor must:
1) Sign the Anti-Doping Agreement at the least three months before the games (for those competitors who have already signed the agreement at some point, there is no need to sign it again)
2) Register
(will be opened once the competition date is set)


The competition venue, Wanha Satama, is located in Katajanokka, just east of Helsinki city centre at the address Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, Helsinki. There are plenty of hotels in the area.

Wanha Satama is
▸ 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
▸ 2,5 kilometers (1,5 miles) from Helsinki Central Railway Station
▸ Right next to the Port of Helsinki