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Wilks Formula 2 Released

The legendary WIlks Formula, the benchmark for determining relative Powerlifting performance, has been updated for 2020 onwards. New data has allowed for a rebalancing of coefficients, with Men and Womens performances better aligned and the extreme bodyweght classes brought into better balance with the middle bodyweight classes. Wilks Formula 2 will stand the test of […]

February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS UNFOLD IN HONG KONG

All was peaceful at the Ibis Sheung Wan for the 2019 Asia Pacific Championships, with 130 lifters taking the stage in Powerlifting and Bench Press. The new Hong Kong Powerlifting Federation, already the dominant force in the SAR, presented the Regions best over three days of action in front of a full house.

In the Women’s […]

January 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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|

POWERLIFTING IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

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 […]

April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|