Three Australian Championships in six weeks! Can that be right? – yes, straight after the Australian Juniors in Canberra, and an enormous Australian Masters in Cairns, on June 28 to 30 Powerlifting Australia put on its peak event, the Australian Championships, at the venerable Victorian Weightlifting Stadium. In bracing conditions, a third squadron of 100 […]
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 […]
All is set for the elite event of the year, the Sydney Open + Pacific Challenge on the main stage at Fitness Show Sydney next Friday to Sunday. Six Sessions, 100 lifters and records and showdowns throughout—
1.30pm. Saturday, physiological phenom Karl DiFalco will go straight from the Bodybuilding stage to attempt a World Record Squat […]
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 […]
Over 100 lifters took part in the fitness industry’s big event of the year, Fitness Show Sydney at the premier international Convention Centre. In those salubrious surrounds mainland China made its debut on the World Powerlifting stage whilst powerhouse Nauru continued to produce record-setters and Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong also produced top performances. […]
The biggest sporting event of 2018, the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, saw Powerlifting Australia’s team of four outstanding Para Powerlifters take to the platform in front of a worldwide audience. Coach Simon Bergner, Manager Bill Nancarrow and physiotherapist Sean McCoola led the way for four solid performances.
First up for Australia was […]
An Australian Team of 6 lifters and two officials travelled far afield to Mexico City for the 2017 Para Powerlifting World Championships.
The standard was sky high. Our top performer was Ben Wright, with 176kg placed him 11th in the tough 88kg class. Cris Ashcroft was also solid with 12th via 85kg and new find Kelly […]
Tropical Singapore was the venue for the 2017 Oceania Championships, with Team Australia to the fore as ever. Our top performers were up there in World Record territory. Wendy Chan at 47kg set Junior records with 132.5kg Squat, 150kg Deadlift & 355.5kg Total. Then 59kg Joshua Luu set a World Junior Record Deadlift 241kg, whilst […]