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Oceania & Commonwealth Record Set at OWA Club Comp

Congratulations to David Liti from Strength HQ who, competing at the December OWA Club Comp, finished a very successful year with new Junior Men's NZ and Oceania records - C&J - 212kg, then added to these records with a Junior Men's Commonwealth record - C&J -...

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WMG2017 Medals

Wow - WMG 2017 Medals - 70mm and weighing approx 135grams showcasing the games logo that incorporates the unique takarangi (spiral).

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Congratulations to our 2016 Auckland Masters

Congratulations to the Auckland Masters that took part in the 2106 Auckland Masters competition hosted by OWA. A total of 5 Auckland OWNZ affiliated clubs plus another 4 athletes from Independent clubs entered. Congratulations to all athletes - in particular Samantha...

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Eighth Bodyweight category Introduced for Females

Gender equality has been achieved in weightlifting after the total number of female bodyweight categories was officially increased to eight at a meeting in Beijing. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Committee approved that new events be added...

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Best Lifter – Montel Tivoli

NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS - BEST LIFTER - Montel Tivoli Montel Tivoli from SHQ (SF-304.73) edged out Joachim Setefano - POWC (SF-301.09) to win the Best Lifter title (based on Sinclair formula).  Alexander Farmiloe - SHQ (SF-265.67) took third just ahead of Kaustubh...

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Congratulations – Joachim Setefano

National Secondary Schools – Auckland Division saw Joachim Setefano from POWC make an impressive 15kg improvement on his total. Joachim has now joined the select all time group of NZ juniors (only seven since 1971) who have recorded a 300kg total in official...

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David Liti – outstanding

Apart from all our athletes representing NZ so well in Suva, a total of 22 new National records were set!! In particular David Liti’s outstanding performance exceeded the best Totals ever made by our 1974 Games medalists (Graham May, John  Bolton and Rory Barrett)....

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