Sydney’s Caleb Voice came through with 190,197.5 and 200kg Bench Press to win the first Open World Bench Press Championships in the Open 83kg class at Potchefstroom, South Africa on 20th May. Caleb went lift for lift with Giligashvili of Georgia and came through on the last lift to take Australia’s first Open World title since Katrina Robertson in 1997. That capped a multi-medal event for Australia, with Gold also coming from Vince Patty in the 74kg MII. Mike Carroll, John Dellow and Julie Henderson took silver and bronzes in their age-groups and Australia ranked high in all the Masters rankings”.

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