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Asia/Oceania Championships 2016

Australia was runner-up to home nation New Zealand at the 2016 Asia/Oceania Championships in Christchurch, but was clearly on top for stellar individual performances.

Our own superstar Liz Craven came back from her 3rd in the World Championships to here set 52kg World Records in the Squat with 153.5kg nd the Total 418.5kg. From there came […]

January 13th, 2017|News|

Australian Championships 2016

The Australian Powerlifting Championships played out to a packed audience at the Brisbane Fitness and Health Expo on October 22nd 23rd. Australian Records were broken in uncountable quantities and new champions emerged class after class, auguring well for the 2017 World Championships this event qualified Australians for.

In the early sessions, Wendy Chan and Michael […]

November 7th, 2016|News|

2016 World Powerlifting Championships

Fifty lifters made up Australia’s biggest ever team to a World Championship, at the 2016 event in Killeen, Texas.

Our outstanding performer was Liz Craven, third in the Women’s 52kg class with a 405kg, the first Open total medal for Australia in many a year. Backing that up were top 10 performances by almost all […]

August 1st, 2016|News|

CALEB VOICE —WORLD CHAMPION

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 […]

May 24th, 2016|News|

2016’s First Pacific Invitational & Fitness Expo Melbourne

The Melbourne Fitness and Health Expo hosted the first Pacific Invitational event for 2016 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on April 30th. Once again 30,000 plus fitness fans were treated to world class Powerlifting by athletes from around the Pacific region.

Way out in front as the top performers were the superstars of Nauru. Three […]

May 13th, 2016|News|

2015 Asia/Oceania Championships

Far away Tashkent in Uzbekistan was the venue for the second combined Asia and Oceania Championships and the exotic location brought out the best in Australia’s team of near 30 lifters.

Top performer in the Men’s was J.P. Cauchi with 615kg at 66kg holding off favoured Kuramshin of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh mysteriously lowered his last Deadlift […]

January 1st, 2016|News|

THREE BIG EXPOS SHOWCASE POWERLIFTING’S STARS

Late in the year, the Australian Fitness world was treated to three big Fitness and Health Expos in a row in Perth, Sydney & Brisbane, each one highlighting some of the world’s and the nation’s best lifters.

The Perth Expo produced no less than the world’s biggest total ever, with Blaine Sumner (USA) avenging his World […]

December 24th, 2015|News|

AUSTRALIA’S WINNERS AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2015 World Powerlifting Championships was a massive affair in Salo, near Helsinki in Finland. 800 lifters and Australia shone through the crowd, with no less than five age-group winners & Open teams placing a solid 14th in the Mens and 9th in the Womens.

The big standouts were two Junior winners, J.P. Cauchi didn’t have […]

July 19th, 2015|News|

GOLD AGAIN AT WORLD BLIND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australia’s three time World Blind Champion Lepeka Nanai upped the tally to four titles at the 2015 Championships in Seoul, Korea. Lepeka competed in the 125+kg. class and came through with 732.5kg. Total, 12.5kg. clear of Ranjbar of Iran and Tim Ekert of Canada. On the way through Lepeka achieved a 255kg. World Record Squat and an excellent 205kg. Bench Press.
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May 16th, 2015|News|

2015 Australian Championships & Pacific Invitational at the Fitness Expo

Another huge Fitness Expo was the host for another huge Powerlifting event – the combined Australian Championships and Pacific Invitational at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The Nationals were restricted to the 80 best lifters in the country and the result was 6 sessions of quality lifting. […]

April 23rd, 2015|News|