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 email@example.com
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.
Entries are open for the 2021 North Island Championships, hosted by Functional Strength Olympic.
Event detailsDates: July 3rd and 4th 2021Location: The Rec Room, FeildingAge Grades offered: Junior and SeniorEntries: Open now and close May 31stEntry Fee: $55 + $4 processing
Entry is available online at https://nic.liftleader.co.nz/
In order to enter this event athletes must hold a current WLNZ membership and have competed in at least one sanctioned event in 2021. As a Championship event eligible athletes have the opportunity to set New Zealand Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters records.
Event organisers are currently seeking Sponsors with a range of tiers (and associated benefits) read more...
OWNZ Welcomes New Club
OWNZ is pleased to welcome Taupo Olympic Weightlifting to our affilaited clubs.
We wish them all the best for 2021 and beyond.
OWNZ Presnce At LiveFit Health and Fitness Festival
On Sunday April 11th, OWNZ attended the first LiveFit Festival as a feature partner. Attendees were taught about the sport and the Olympic lifts, and had the ability to attend technical workshops.
The day concluded with an invitational competition featuring a unique and fast-paced round-robin format. Some of New Zealand's top lifters, including Olympic hopefuls Megan Signal and Cameron McTaggart showcased the sport with an exciting display of big lifts. Following a points system, lifters were also competing for cash prizes. The afternoon ultimately belonged to the Junior Females, for whom the future looks very bright.
Congratulations to the Invitational Champions;1st Place- Shelby read more...