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2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

23 - 25 FEBRUARY - COUGARS WEIGHTLIFTING - BRISBANE

KELLY AND ACASON HEAD EXPERIENCED COMMONWEALTH GAMES SQUAD


Headlining the team are experienced Queensland duo Damon Kelly, who has been named in his fourth Commonwealth Games team having previously medalled in Melbourne 2006 (silver), Delhi 2010 (gold) and Glasgow 2014 (bronze), and Deborah Acason who has been named in her fifth Commonwealth Games team. Acason has medalled on five occasions including gold on home soil in Melbourne 2006.

The team will also feature nine Commonwealth Games debutants, including Tia-Clair Toomey who was crowned ‘Worlds Fittest Woman’ at the 2017 CrossFit Games

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A MESSAGE FROM CWF GENERAL SECRETARY, PAUL COFFA


The weightlifting event at these Games will be brilliantly organised.

Over 70 volunteers looking after the sport of weightlifting to ensure that all areas of the sport run smoothly.

This year weightlifting has taken a different format. It is the first time that athletes have had to qualify to compete. It is the first time that there are only 15 lifters per category – thereby eliminating ‘B’ sessions.

It is the first time also that there is only one lifter per country per category.

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PRELIMINARY ENTRIES FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN

 

 

The 2018 Australian Open has once again attracted enormous numbers, including a strong contingent from our neighbouring countries who will be looking to continue their recent strong performances at this event.

While many of the athletes competing at this year’s Commonwealth Games will not be competing at this month’s Australian Open, several will use the event for a final work-out before the Games.

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GC2018 TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE



Where will you be in April 2018?

See Weightlifting live @GC2018.

Tickets available now @ gc2018.com/tickets

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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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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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