World Para Powerlifting have challenged their athletes to stay competitive at home ©Getty Images

World Para Powerlifting are nearing the end of their online competition "Raise The Bar Together", which is aiming to keep stakes high in performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative was launched on April 3 and ends on April 17, and asks athletes to submit up to three videos of lift attempts.

These will then be ranked by their AH score, which is made up of athlete performance and body weight to equalise and compare athletes.

The competition was created in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced athletes around the world to stray from social interaction to curb the spread of the disease.

To date there have been more than 1.93 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in the deaths of over 120,000 people.

Raise The Bar Together is also getting World Para Powerlifting technical officials involved, who are judging the athletes' performances online.

One of the first athletes to send their video was Rio 2016 medallist Ni Nengah Widiasih, with the Indonesian lifter clearing 96 kilograms on her third attempt.