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2017 COMMONWEALTH & OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

4-9 SEPTEMBER @ GOLD COAST SPORT & LEISURE CENTRE

GOLD COAST - AUSTRALIA

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COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS ATTRACTS TOP QUALITY FIELD


More than 400 athletes from throughout the Commonwealth have entered this year’s Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships to be held on the Gold Coast, the biggest event for our sport in Australia since the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallists will compete on the Gold Coast from September 2 until the 10th at the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre. 

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TOOMEY TAKES THE CROWN AT WORLD CROSSFIT GAMES


2016 Rio Olympian Tia-Clair Toomey has conquered what must surely be the most demanding sporting challenges on the planet, the World Crossfit Games.

Toomey finished the four day event with 994 points, beating fellow Queenslander Kara Webb by just two points.

Third time has proved the charm for Toomey, with Toomey finishing second the previous two years.

Toomey will now turn her focus to the Gold Coast next month when she will represent Australia at the 2017 Commonwealth & Oceania Championships.

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ACASON MAKES BIG RETURN IN HOBART

 

Deborah Acason made a strong start to her quest to make a fifth Australian Commonwealth Games team, winning the women’s 90kg National title in Hobart last month.

 

33-year-old Acason, a gold medallist at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a two-time Olympian, has been enticed back to the sport by the prospect of lifting in front of a home crowd next year. 

“I’m thinking about it in the back of my head without thinking about it too much, so I’m pretty good at just doing the little steps first.

“But it would mean a huge deal, and to be honest I probably wouldn’t be training at the moment if it wasn’t on the Gold Coast, I think I probably would have hung up the boots.”

 

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KELLY PREPARES HIMSELF FOR ONE LAST TILT AT NATIONAL HONOURS


Veteran Damon Kelly and two of the future stars of Australian weightlifting won gold on day two of the Australian Weightlifting Championships in Hobart.

Kelly, a two-time Olympian and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, easily won the men’s super heavyweight title, despite a limited preparation because of injury and the birth of his third son.

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