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Why Sinclair for Oly and Wilks for Powerlifting?

Just wondering if anyone can tell me why powerlifters use Wilks and Olympic lifters use Sinclair values?
And why are they so different?

Thanks!

because the lifts are so different, plus weightlifting is 2 lifts, power lifting is 3 lifts, plus there different sports, plus theres different equipment, plus Sinclair was interested in weightlifting, plus Wilks was interested in powerlifting, plus like a million other reasons.

Thanks, cleared that right up!

Personally, I think it would be because they are very different sports. The technique and skill required to be at the top of either sport is so different to not be comparable.