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 Marshall and John Dellow. In the Juniors ultra promising Jackson Myles of Australia snuck in an unheralded 105kg Total record of 778kg.
In the Opens there nearly was a WR, Sane Faato from Samoa via Australia made 258kg on an opener on the 120+kg Bench Press but twice could not get set on 273kg record attempts. Completing the job though were Nauru stars Taggart Duburiya and Angin Gadabu, clearly taking out the 85kg and 94kg classes with identical 705kg Totals. Up in the Superheavyweights Mr Reliable, Joe Whittaker produced his third 9827kg Total in a row to take Best Lifter, while another quality performance 529kg at 100kg grabbed the Women’s Best Lifter title for Nolene Kingi.