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2022 IWF World Masters Championships

After 3 long years on hiatus the "in person" IWF World Masters Championships was held in Orlando, Florida from the 1-11 December, 2022.
This prestigious event attracted over 800 competitors with entries from over 80 nations.
Six New Zealand athletes took the opportunity to attend this event, three from New Zealand and three who live full time in Australia and who are WNZ members.
Everyone lifted extremely well, and the ladies who were all part of the Women’s Team ended up taking out 3rd placing in the teams event behind USA and Canada. Many comments were made on how well our small team had

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World Championship Coverage

Weightlifting House recently won the rights to be the sole broadcaster of the World Weightlifting Championships '22 in Norway.
The IWF will not be streaming the competition online, and so it will only be available from Weightlifting House. More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.weightliftinghouse.com/events/

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DFSNZ Athletes Commission Vacancies

Contribute to the future of anti-doping in New Zealand by taking up a role on the Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Athlete Commission. After a successful year of collaboration, the terms for two Commission members have ended and DFSNZ is seeking to fill those roles. If you’re successful, you’ll join a diverse group of NZ athlete representatives from the Olympic movement, the Paralympic movement and team sports. New members will be on a three-year term and will help inform decision making, programmes and initiatives across the organisation. To be eligible, you must be an active or recently retired athlete who

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Kiwis Dominate at the Oceania Masters Championships

Written by Gabi Peach and Kirsty Walker.
A jam-packed 3 days of lifting in Melbourne saw the 18-strong New Zealand contingent come away with 17 medals, over 100 records and a fair few overall titles to boot! The first time our masters have been able to travel and compete internationally in several years, their hard work was put on show, raising the standard of competition across their age categories and weight classes.
Congratulations to Lyndsay Cunningham, Victoria Blair, Belinda Sidnam and Renee Baarspul who were awarded best lifter (across all weight classes) in their age group. The female team of Victoria and Renee

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Secondary School Weightlifting- An Interview with Claire Nahi

Claire Nahi is a teacher at Avondale College in Auckland, where she also coaches the school weightlifting programme. She is a decorated Masters lifter herself, and represents Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club (POWC). Claire sat down Paule Poulin to discuss her coaching, and the school programme. If you'd like to develop secondary school lifting in your area, please get in touch!
How did you get into weightlifting?
I started doing Crossfit and I hated it, but I really loved the weightlifting side of it. Rick Pickard from John Walker’s Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation had approached the Trusts Stadium to see if they

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2023 Masters World Cup

Expressions of Interest are now available for Masters athletes wishing to enter the 2023 Masters World Cup (in conjunction with the Ocania nd Commonwealth Masters Championships) to be held in Auckland in March next year. Select \\\\\\\"Read More\\\\\\\" for elligibility information.

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