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|


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|


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|


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.

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|


Friday April 10 to Sunday April 12 is all set for the first Big Event of 2015. Over 3 full days the Australian Championships plus the elite Pacific Invitational will unfold in front of 40,000 spectators at the Fitness & Health Expo at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

April 6th, 2015|Archives|

2014 Asia/Oceania Championships

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.


January 12th, 2015|News|

Powerlifting Australia At The Sydney Fitness Show

Sydney’s premiere fitness trade show hosted another stunning Powerlifting event, once again before a huge audience of sport aficionados rivaling that of last April’s Melbourne show. This was a double-header, with 12 international champions taking part in the Pacific Challenge and then 50 top Australians in the Matti Tikka contest.

October 29th, 2014|Archives|

Australia on the Dais at the World Championships

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.


July 10th, 2014|News|

2014 Australian Championships & Pacific Invitational At The Fitness & Health Expo

40,000 spectators over 3 days & a packed Powerlifting stadium made the 2014 Australian Raw Championships surely the greatest event ever in Australian Powerlifting history. With the Pacific Invitational international event on Day 2, 7 World Records & an uncountable number of Australian Records were broken.

April 14th, 2014|Archives|