A place to share the journey of our athletes, coaches and officials as we head along the Road to the Goldy. We'll bring you new content each month to keep you up to date with what is happening in Australia and abroad related to our journey.

RECORD NUMBERS SET SCENE FOR GRIPPING AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL


The Australian International and Australian Open continue to grow in stature, with almost 250 lifters from all over the world entered into next month’s prestigious event.

The record numbers will see lifters from as far afield as Scotland and Uzbekistan, join talented lifters from throughout the Pacific, New Zealand, and the cream of Australian lifting talent. We're very excited to announce Rio Olympic 105kg Champion Ruslan Nurudinov will lift in the final session on the Sunday, additionally we'll have a number of Olympians from the Pacific on the platform, including Australians Tia-Clair Toomey and Simplice Ribeouem, Baru (PNG), Tulo (FIJ), Ioane (SAM), Kataoatau (KIR), Vaivai (FIJ), and Mary Opeloge (SAM).

The three-day event will be held at Melbourne’s Eleiko Weightlifting Stadium, starting March 17.

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LURE OF THE GOLD COAST DRIVES KELLY TOWARDS ONE LAST GAMES


It’s been a challenging 12 months for Australian weightlifting legend Damon Kelly, but the goal of competing in front of family and friends on the Gold Coast next year is keeping the 2010 gold medallist focussed.

Kelly has been named in a shadow weightlifting squad for next year’s Commonwealth Games, and will now set up about meeting the selection criteria.

“I was fortunate enough to compete at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, which was an awesome experience,” Kelly said this week.

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IWF TCRR MODIFICATIONS AND RECENT TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS WITH ATTILA ÁDÁMFI


Since the last modifications effective since 1 January 2015, the IWF Technical Committee has continuously collected, reviewed and discussed the modification proposals to make the IWF TCRR up-to-date. All these proposals have been regularly reported to the IWF Executive Board - the authorized body to approve TCRR modifications – which at its recent meeting on 25 September 2016 approved the modifications of the IWF TCRR effective from 1 January 2017.

Beside the regular facelifts including corrections, explanations, harmonisations, etc., some of the modifications were significant enough for the EB to decide to put them on the Agenda of the Congress for ratification. The delegates unanimously passed those on 19 October 2016. With this small summary I would like to highlight a few significant modifications and their background in order to better understand the reasons for the change.

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TEAM SELECTED FOR YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


The Australian team to contest the IWF World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, has been announced.

Congratulations to the listed athletes, coaches and support staff.

The Championships will be contested between April 3-10.

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SHADOW SQUAD FOR GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES


The shadow squad consists of the top two athletes in each bodyweight, and any athletes within 5% of the top ranked athlete from the AWF 2016 rankings.

The Shadow Team will be revised after each CGA Nomination Qualifying Event, the first of which will be the Australian Open/ Australian International taking place in Melbourne on 17-18-19 March, 2017.

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QUEEN'S BATON RELAY - SHARE THE DREAM


3,800 batonbearers are needed to carry the Baton across Australia.

GC2018 is calling on people to nominate the local legends in their community, anyone aged 10 years and up, whether they’re already accomplished or aspiring to. Batonbearers are everyday Australians who inspire others to be great.

From 5 March 2017 until 15 May 2017 nominators can visit gc2018.com/qbr and write 100 words about why the person inspires them.

GC2018 IMPORTANT DATES


  • March 5 - Queen’s Baton Bearer (QBR) nominations open
  • March 22 - GC2018 Volunteer Applications CLOSE
  • April 4 - Sport Schedule released on 1 Year To Go!
  • April 24 - Ticket requests open
  • May 22 - Ticket requests close

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TICKET PRICES FOR GC2018 REVEALED


Ticket prices for the weightlifting competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been released, and it’s good news for Australian fans.

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myAWF IS NOW AVAILABLE


myAWF is a mobile application that is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phones.

The app allows users to show their association with the Australian Weightlifting Federation, whether the licensee is an accredited coach, technical official, an athlete, or all three. Additionally the app gives the user access to a percentage calculator, and Sinclair calculator.

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COACH EDUCATION COURSES - SIGN UP TODAY


The Australian Weightlifting Federation presenters for our Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach 1 and State Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach 2 Coaching Courses are experts in the field of Olympic Weightlifting and teach the lifts in sound scientific ways. At the completion of the weekend you will be able to teach/coach all the basic exercises, the derivatives of the Snatch, the Clean, and the Jerk leading to full acquisition of the technique involved, and also learn about programming and the place that this has in Strength & Conditioning for all athletes.

These coaching courses are registered under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and with Fitness Australia. You will earn 15 CEC points by attending one of our courses.

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