The NZOC have today confirmed the selection of Weightlifting NZ's largest ever Olympic contingent.
We congratulate Megan Signal (-76), Kanah Andrews-Nahu (-87), Laurel Hubbard (+87), Cameron McTaggart (-81) and David Liti (+109) on their selection, and their coaching team.
We wish them all the best for this pinnacle event.
As part of WNZ's move towards greater inclusivity in weightlifting, an "Inclusive Open Day" is being hosted at Functional Strength Olympic Weightlifting on Saturday 19 June.
There will be a number of sessions starting at 12.30pm which will provide opportunities for differently abled people to take part in a range of options to participate in weightlifting.
For additional information and details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NZL Results From IWF Masters Virtual World Championships
A number of WNZ members competed over the last week in the IWF Masters Virtual World Championships.
The results included 10 podium finishes for NZL athletes.
Congratulations to first place finishers Danicke Hampton and Ehsan Bayati; 2nd place finishers Lyn Mayes, Kirsten Walker, Tania Hodges, Gloria Aumaivao Tasi, and Jennifer Brown; and third place getters Greg Bahler, Graeme Evans, and Claire Nahi.
All NZL lifters palcings can be found in the attachment, and a complete list of results at read more...
North Island Championship Entry Update
Please note a slight change in the eligibility of entry into the North Island Championships. Athletes who have not yet competed in a sanctioned event in 2021 but have competed in a Championship event in the last 12 months (2020 Junior or Senior National Championships, 2020 Masters National Championships, 2020 Secondary School Championships) are now eligible to enter.
Entries close Monday May 31st at 8pm. This event has already received in excess of 150 entries, there has been ample communication around entry timeframes, and ample opportunity to enter. The ONLY instance in which a late entry will be accepted is in the read more...
South Island Championships Information
The 2021 South Island Championships will be held in Nelson on 10-11 July 2021.
Information can be found at sic.liftleader.co.nz
Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Inc has adopted the changed "known as" brand name "Weightlifting New Zealand".
This brings us into line with the majority of national federations and international bodies, and provides us opportunities to grow involvement and appeal to a wider community.
We have recently begun an initiative with Parasports that will provide opportunities for adaptive athletes to be more involved in our organisation - as the attached press release outlines.
The organisers have just advised the following updates;
Importantly the competition times have changed – see below.
Weigh in 9.00am Adelaide - 11.30 our time
Comp 11.00 Adelaide - 1.30pm our time
NZ is 2.5 hours ahead
Contrary to the information provided on the “zoom testing” guidance from the IWF “this event is a blind date until all time zones finished the competition. The results will be published together with the link to watch after the end of each session by time zone.”
The 2021 World Masters Championships are being hosted on-line from 26-29 May.
WNZ has selected 19 Masters athletes to compete in this event. The entry lists and time zones are attached.
Additional information for this event can be found in the Resources section, under High Performance.
We wish all our competing members the best of luck for a successful competition.