Ron Mann (WNZ Statistician) has provided an interesting summary of competition achievements for the 2022 year.
Ron does an outstanding job of collating all the results, records, and associated statistics of our competition members at all levels throughout the year.
DFSNZ have issued an advisory notice concerning attendance or association with Sonny Webster who will be in NZ in June this year offering coaching seminars.
He remains a banned athlete until June 2024.
Any member breaching this Prohibited Association Notice (attached) you will be committing an anti-doping violation and a potential 2 year ban from involvement in weightlifting.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the WNZ Clean Sport Officer.
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 read more...
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/
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 read more...
2022 Annual General Meeting
The 2022 WNZ AGM will be held in Mount Maunganui on 24 November, preceeding the National Senior and Junior Championships.
The Notice Of AGM is attached, and has been sent to all affiliated clubs.
Weightlifting New Zealand are excited to partner with SBD in delivering the SBD 2022 NewZealand Weightlifting Championships. This event will incorporate the New Zealand Mastersand New Zealand Junior & Senior Championships, and an Adaptive Weightlifting trial session(to be confirmed). The event is scheduled to take place in a dual platform format over FridayNovember 25th and Saturday November 26th. If required as a result of over-subscription,Sunday November 27th is available as a spare day.
Also included within this event will be the 2022 Weightlifting New Zealand AGM, and 2022Annual Awards.
The attached document outlines important event eligibility information. All athletes and coachesexpecting to take read more...
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 read more...
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 read more...
Mission Accomplished for Secondary School Lifters
Written by Paule Poulin with contributions from Gabi Peach.
Who will be the next David Liti, or the next Emma McIntyre? Time will tell, but that much is clear. The future of weightlifting looks bright in New Zealand.
71 athletes from 35 different schools from across the country converged to Porirua Barbell Club for the National Secondary Schools Championships on 3-4 September 2022.
It is always a pleasure to see how confident the athletes look lifting a barbell and proudly representing their school and this weekend was no different. After a two-year absence due to Covid, to be able to compete all together in read more...