At last, Australia is cautiously emerging from the restrictions of the last few months and sports are looking forward to resuming. Powerlifting Australia is committed to providing competitive opportunities for its members as soon as can reasonably be done, within all the necessary health regulations. However, our Calendar of events has needed to be adapted […]
In today’s challenging environment, PA media officer Mia Zhang cornered Robert Wilks to put to the CEO some of the big questions everyone is asking. Here’s how we will all work our way through to the next chapter in Powerlifting history –
MZ Everything is so up in the air at the moment. How do you […]
The legendary WIlks Formula, the benchmark for determining relative Powerlifting performance, has been updated for 2020 onwards. New data has allowed for a rebalancing of coefficients, with Men and Womens performances better aligned and the extreme bodyweght classes brought into better balance with the middle bodyweight classes. Wilks Formula 2 will stand the test of […]
All was peaceful at the Ibis Sheung Wan for the 2019 Asia Pacific Championships, with 130 lifters taking the stage in Powerlifting and Bench Press. The new Hong Kong Powerlifting Federation, already the dominant force in the SAR, presented the Regions best over three days of action in front of a full house.
In the Women’s […]
Once again, big crowds at FIBO for Powerlifting’s stars, this time in Melbourne, Australia. Two feature sessions saw age-group World Records fall at both ends of the spectrum. 57 years has not aged Femmy Ayegun, with great records in the Womens 53kg 55-59 years class, being 113/73/162/348. More of the same came from Masters Jane […]
World Powerlifting’s 2019 World Championships weathered the storm of visa rejections blocking out nearly half the field to come through with a quality meet in the upscale venue of Calgary’s Winsport Olympic Centre. Australia took out the team title over home nation Canada and provided the two Best Lifters, Elizabeth Craven and Tony Reinmuth.
In the […]
A packed crowd as always was there for the Pacific Challenge event at Fitness Show Sydney 2019 – and the lifters of six nations responded with Australian, Oceania and World Records galore.
First off, Masters World Records came from lightweight Women lifters Ali Gascoigne from New Zealand and Ding Li from China. Then Jess Sewastenko raised […]
The hallowed surrounds of Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club saw Australia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga fight out the Regions Championships. The late change of venue tempered especially Australian participation, but the host nation still came out on top, over New Zealand and Nauru.
In the Women’s lifting, all-time great Liz Craven was […]
The 2018 Nationals was once again held at Fitness Show Melbourne, with 70 top lifters invited to the fitness industry’s showcase in the southern city. Some stars were away at the Worlds in the USA but there was indisputable quality in every division here.
The Women’s started off with Wendy Chan as usual out on her […]
Fifty local lifters in the China Open set the stage for the two sessions of elite international powerlifting in the Asia Pacific Open. There was a full house audience all the way through as 23 of the region’s best lifters competed in the intense atmosphere of 50,000 attendees amongst hundreds of loud all equipped stalls […]