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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 […]

November 25th, 2019|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|News|

2019 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 […]

July 4th, 2019|News|

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|News|

FITNESS SHOW SYDNEY READY TO GO!

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 […]

April 7th, 2019|News|

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|

2018 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 […]

October 24th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

FIBO China – SHANGHAI

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 […]

September 5th, 2018|News|

Fitness Show Sydney

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. […]

June 4th, 2018|News|

World Para Powerlifting Championships

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 […]

December 18th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|