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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
A new event has emerged on the international Powerlifting calendar. The combined Asia & Oceania Championships held in Melbourne produced a gathering of 20 nations, nearly 500 lifters & an instant tradition. Nations from throughout Asia and Oceania are scrambling to hold this mega-event over the coming years and the Asia & Oceania Championships will soon be the biggest single event in the IPF pantheon.
The big event of the year – the combined World Open, Junior and Masters Championships saw Australia establish itself as a renewed force in World Powerlifting. In the main event, the Open Championships, the Australian Men’s team came in at a very solid 10th in a big, strong field of nations and the women’s team an outstanding 4th overall.