Eighty-eight athletes took to the competition platform over the course of 6 competition sessions to kick off the 2013 QWA League and Masters League with Round 1 at the Cougars Weightlifting Club last weekend.
Three new clubs made their State competition debut and 21 competitors lifted for the first time at this event. New affiliates: Gold Coast Weightlifting Club, Death Alley Barbell Club, and CrossFit Morayfield Weightlifting Club, added to the large field of competitors from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast; and as far away as Mount Isa.
The enthusiastic crowd was treated to some fine performances; and 15 National Records and 28 State Records were broken.
Robin Parr (Cougars) set new Australian Youth Records in the women's 44kg category.
And Shane Wagner (Toowoomba) set new Australian Youth Records in the men's 85kg category.
The event went off without a hitch, thanks to the dedicated volunteers of the Cougars Weightlifting Club; and the volunteer Technical Officials from around South East Queensland.
Click HERE for full results.
Published on 19 Feb 13 - 9:55
Queensland Weightlifting members featured prominently at the 6th Australian Youth Olympic Festival, held in Sydney this month. In the weightlifting competition, Australia was represented by sixteen athletes, including six Queenslanders.
Queensland coaches Greg Hobl, Angela Wydall and Miles Wydall were appointed to coach the Australian Team, along with two other coaches, from Tasmania and Western Australia.
In the men’s 62kg category, Joshua Wu held off a strong challenge from fellow Queenslander James Norman to claim the Bronze medal behind China’s Chen Meilong (Gold) and Elson Brechtefield (Silver) from Nauru.
Other Qld athletes’ results were: James Norman 4th in the 62kg category; Jakob Daniels 4th in the 77kg category; Jon Pakchung 7th in the 85kg category; Hayley Ward 5th in the 53kg category; and Deanna Bax 6th in the 69kg category.
Eight Queensland Technical Officials were appointed for the three-day event, taking on various roles as Jury members, Referees, Technical Controllers, Timekeepers, Marshals and Competition Secretary. And dual Olympian and QWA Development Officer Damon Kelly was in attendance as the AYOF Ambassador for Weightlifting.
See competition results
Published on 25 Jan 13 - 14:17
Queensland’s Commonwealth Games Gold medallists Damon Kelly (Delhi 2010), Ben Turner (Melbourne 2006) and Deborah Acason (Melbourne 2006) turned on an impressive display at the 2012 Fitness Industry and Leisure Expo.
FILEX is the Australian fitness industry’s annual convention and Damon, Deborah and Ben were on hand to help promote the Australian Weightlifting Federation’s products and services to thousands of industry representatives and the general public.
Published on 30 Dec 12 - 19:28