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2020 EVENTS UPDATE 3

The sporting world continues to grapple with the reality of the coronavirus pandemic.  Powerlifting Australia is no exception and we have made major changes to the competition Calendar for the next few months.

There you’ll see that through to late May all local events have been cancelled and major events postponed.  The Sydney Open plus Pacific Invitational is […]

April 2nd, 2020|News|

2020 Events Update 2

Powerlifting Australia continues to monitor developments in the Australian government’s management of the Covid-19 virus risk, as advised direct to us all by government and via our industry groups, such as Fitness Australia and Sport Australia.

The intent of those directives and advices are firstly of course to ensure as much as possible the health of […]

March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 Events Update

Powerlifting Australia puts the health and well-being of its members at the forefront of its activities.  We also seek to act responsibly and proportionately in line with the recommendations of government health bodies and relevant industry authorities, such as Fitness Australia and Sport Australia. Hence Powerlifting Australia will take account of the following advices in […]

March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Wilks Formula 2 Released

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 […]

February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME RELEASED

World Powerlifting’s major events for 2020 have been released and Australia is in the thick of the action.
Fitness Show Sydney is the start with the Pacific Invitational featuring top lifters from Australia, Nauru, New Zealand, Canada and Germany at the International Convention Centre on May 1-3.
Next, the stakes are raised at Asia’s biggest trade show […]

February 3rd, 2020|News|

ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS UNFOLD IN HONG KONG

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 […]

January 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

PACIFIC INVITATIONAL, FITNESS SHOW MELBOURNE

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 […]

January 5th, 2020|News|

WORLD POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, CALGARY, CANADA

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 […]

November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WORLD RECORDS FALL AT FITNESS SHOW SYDNEY

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 […]

April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

AUSTRALIA TRIUMPHS AT 2018 OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 […]

January 1st, 2019|News|