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Although the QWA events calendar for next year has been drafted, it hasn’t yet been finalised and the QWA Management Committee would like to know what members want from the 2019 competition program. There are a number of important considerations to be taken into account and the Committee would like you to ask you questions about what type of competitions you intend to participate in.

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Published on 19 Oct 18 - 15:06

Australian Team Announced for World Championships

The Australian Weightlifting Federation has announced the Team that will represent Australia at the World Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan next month.

Included in the mix are five Queenslanders. Jacinta Carroll, who is coached by Damon Kelly at the Brisbane Barbell Club, will compete in the 59kg category; Brandon Wakeling from the Cougars Club, coached by Miles Wydall, is at 73kg; and at 109kg is another one of Damon Kelly's Brisbane Barbell Club lifters: Matthew Lydement.

Cougars Weightlifting Club coaches Miles Wydall and Angela Wydall have been selected as Head Coach and Coach respectively.

We extend congratulations and best wishes to all Team members.

Published on 11 Oct 18 - 17:01

24th Annual Queensland Sport Awards

Every year since 1995, the Queensland sport industry’s peak body, QSport, has conducted the Queensland Sport Awards. This year we hope to see some weightlifters on the podium when the awards are presented at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the night of November 28th.

The QWA has nominated three outstanding athletes this year, in the forms of Tia-Clair Orr, Maddison Power and Jett Gaffney. Tia-Clair is nominated in the category of Sport Star of the Year; and Maddison and Jett are both nominated in the Junior Sport Star category.

This year’s awards will be based on achievements in the 12 months up to 30 September 2018 and we’ve submitted the following summaries to QSport, along with the relevant performance statistics of each lifter. We hope that our submissions have done justice to these wonderful athletes and we await Queensland Sport’s night of nights with bated breath and fingers crossed.

Tia-Clair Orr

Tia-Clair Orr was crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth for the second year running at the 2018 CrossFit Games. To date, she is the only Australian woman to ever claim the title, after coming runner-up at the 2015 and 2016 competitions. As a result of accumulated prize money, she is now the most successful CrossFit Games female athlete in the sport’s history.

18 months after starting competitive weightlifting, she represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she won gold in the women’s 58kg bodyweight category with a combined total of 201kgs. This was the first Commonwealth Games gold medal won by an Australian woman in weightlifting in 12 years. Tia is currently ranked as the top female weightlifter in Australia across all weight categories.

Tia-Clair’s weightlifting achievements are remarkable considering that she only started competing in the sport in 2013.

Tia-Clair is a passionate ambassador for physical activity and general health & well-being, owning and operating her own gym in Gladstone with her husband and coach Shane. She inspires and motivates thousands of people through her social media outlets, posting workouts and simple nutrition tips for everyday Queenslanders.

Maddison Power

Maddison has been weightlifting for two and a half years. She is the current Australian 53kg Youth and U15 Champion, and a prolific record-breaker. Since October 2017, Maddison has broken 32 Queensland records (3 Junior, 10 Youth, 19 U15) and 6 Australian records (3 Youth, 3 U15).

At just 15 years of age, not only did she qualify to compete in the Australian Senior Championships this year, she came 6th in the 55kg category in a field of 10 athletes, most of whom were at least 10 years older than her.

Maddison represented Australia for the first time in 2017 at the Commonwealth Youth Championships (Gold Coast) and the Pacific Mini Games (Vanuatu). In 2018, she represented Australia at the Oceania Youth Championships (Noumea) where she won a silver medal in the 53kg bodyweight category. Maddison has been selected to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games (Argentina) in October 2018.

Jett Gaffney

Jett is 16 years of age and he has been weightlifting for five years. He is the current Australian 62kg Youth Champion and Australian 61kg Senior Champion. Since 1 October 2017, Jett has broken 15 Queensland records (2 Junior, 7 Youth, 6 U15) and 10 Australian records (4 Youth, 6 U15).

Jett represented Australia for the first time in 2017 at the Oceania Youth Championships (Gold Coast) where he won the gold medal in the 56kg category. In 2018, he again represented Australia at the Oceania Youth Championships (Noumea) where he won a silver medal at 62kg. Jett has been selected to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games (Argentina) in October 2018.

Published on 28 Sep 18 - 10:37

What will YOU be doing when you are 72?

What will YOU be doing when you are 72?

Deb Keelan caught up with our very own QWA groupie – Lesley Moyle.

“I stumbled into the sport of Weightlifting at the age of 60. I had been heavily involved in sporting clubs my whole life, competing successfully as an individual & in teams, also holding elected positions on Committees.

Weightlifting has been the most mentally challenging of all the sports I have played.  However it has been the only sport to turn my depleting bone density levels around and for a number of years my bone density levels have increased.  I can also thank Weightlifting for giving me more knee flexibility and a much stronger back!

Weightlifting has given me the opportunity for overseas travel with my Weightlifting team mates and friends.  I have competed successfully in Australian Masters’ Teams overseas, setting World Records and winning Best Female Lifter in my Age Group several times.

Little did I expect to visit the likes of Ciechanow in Poland, let alone more well-known locations after World Championships such as Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Glasgow, Venice, Dublin, Killarney, Lake Como to name a few, as part of my life’s journey.

I love watching the young lifters progress over the years.  I have seen many start as youngsters and mature into young strong adults.

Being involved in the Officiating aspect of Weightlifting is very rewarding.  Advancing through the technical ranks is one way to thank the sport for what it has given me.

I very recently achieved the highest Technical achievement possible, gaining my International Category 1 level referee qualification.  I am as proud of this achievement at the age of 72 as I am of all the gold medals and trophies I have won over the years.

If I can overcome a couple of ongoing niggling injuries, I am hoping to compete in the 2019 National Masters’ Championships in Darwin.  I have never been to Darwin.”

Congratulations Lesley you are great role model and supporter of weightlifting and those many hours of swatting for your theory exam paid off with a 100% pass mark.

 

Hop online now and start your own Officiating journey. Log into your QWA account and select the "Online Referee training" option.

Any questions? Eamil debkeelan@qwa.org

Published on 21 Sep 18 - 13:57

Queensland Records and Record Standards

Prior the 2018 AWF National Senior & Junior Championships, the QWA Management Committee approved Queensland Record Standards calculated by Angela Wydall, for the U15, Youth, Junior and Senior age groups, in the new bodyweight categories.

The AWF has now adopted AWF (National) Record Standards devised from the actual results of the recent National Senior & Junior Championships and in some categories, the Queensland Standards were higher than the AWF Standards. In each of these instances, the Queensland Standard has been changed to align with the corresponding AWF Standard. This 'rationalisation' of Queensland Record Standards will be repeated, where necessary, when the AWF publishes National Record Standards for the Youth and Under 15 age groups.

As the Queensland Standards were approved before 7 September 2018, Queensland athletes who exceeded the Standards at the 2018 National Senior & Junior Championships are credited with the new record.

Queensland Records and Standards as at 19 September 2018

* Indicates the reduction of Qld Standards to align with existing AWF National Record Standards

Senior Women

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

45

56

70

125

49

59

80 Alyce Stephenson

138 Alyce Stephenson

55

63

89 Mary Barter

146 Mary Barter

59

79 Jacinta Carroll

98 Jacinta Carroll

177 Jacinta Carroll

64

71

91 Tori Gallegos

161

71

79 Darcy Kay

100 Adrienne Karniewicz

176 Tessa Milton

76

90 Ebony Gorincu

108 Ebony Gorincu

198 Ebony Gorincu

81

80

102 Cassie Todd

181

87

77*

99*

176*

87+

92

116

208

Senior Men

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

55

78*

100*

178*

61

86*

106*

192*

67

94*

118

209*

73

123 Brandon Wakeling

163 Brandon Wakeling

286 Brandon Wakeling

81

120 Sandow Nasution

157 Sandow Nasution

277 Sandow Nasution

89

130 Ben Ward

165 Beau Garrett

292 Beau Garrett

96

130 Kris Corrie

156 Shane Wagner

286 Kris Corrie

102

122 Michael Christensen

160 Reilly Smith

277 Reilly Smith

109

153 Matthew Lydement

180 Matthew Lydement

333 Matthew Lydement

109+

135 Jackson Solofa

176 Jackson Solofa

311 Jackson Solofa

Junior Women

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

45

51

64

115

49

55

68

123

55

62 Maddison Power

76 Maddison Power

138 Maddison Power

59

61*

78

140

64

66

91 Tori Gallegos

155 Tori Gallegos

71

69

87

156

76

64*

80*

144*

81

70*

80*

150*

87

58*

74*

132*

87+

74*

93*

167*

Junior Men

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

55

76

96

172

61

82

106 Jett Gaffney

187 Jett Gaffney

67

85*

110

197

73

92

115

207

81

105 Christopher Lai

140 Christopher Lai

245 Christopher Lai

89

130 Ben Ward

161 Ben Ward

291 Ben Ward

96

100*

132

235*

102

120 Braydan Fender

150 Braydan Fender

270 Braydan Fender

109

108*

145 Artemio Pocio

253 Artemio Pocio

109+

118

148

266

Youth Women

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

40

37

46

83

45

40

51

91

49

44

54

98

55

62 Maddison Power

76 Maddison Power

138 Maddison Power

59

57 Lucy Manion

75 Lucy Manion

132 Lucy Manion

64

64 Tori Gallegos

91 Tori Gallegos

155 Tori Gallegos

71

56

70

125

76

57

72

129

81

59

76 Erica Hamilton

133

81+

74 Bronwyn Dunne

93 Bronwyn Dunne

167 Bronwyn Dunne

  Youth Men

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

49

66

83

149

55

72

91

163

61

81 Jett Gaffney

106 Jett Gaffney

187 Jett Gaffney

67

83

105 Colby Green

187

73

87

110

197

81

92

116

208

89

96

121

217

96

99

125

224

102

102

127

229

102+

112

140

252

  U15 Women

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

40

27

35

62

45

30

38

68

49

32

42 Lauren Hastings

74 Lauren Hastings

55

62 Maddison Power

76 Maddison Power

138 Maddison Power

59

37

46

83

64

64 Tori Gallegos

91 Tori Gallegos

155 Tori Gallegos

71

41

52

93

76

43

53

96

81

44

55

99

81+

74 Bronwyn Dunne

93 Bronwyn Dunne

167 Bronwyn Dunne

  U15 Men

BWT

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

49

47

58

105

55

51

64

115

61

55

69

124

67

59

73

132

73

62

77

139

81

64

81

145

89

67

83

150

96

70

87

157

102

72

90

162

102+

79

99

178

 

Published on 19 Sep 18 - 12:09

 

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