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Brett Gibbs smashes the 800kg barrier!
Brett Gibbs (NZL) achieved the magical milestone of 800kg at only 83kg with his 800.5kg Open WR effort at the 2015 Pacific Invitational Perth Fitness & Health Expo. He broke the squat WR with 285kg and also the bench press WR with 205.5kg. On his 2nd attempt in the deadlift he pulled 295kg to break his own total record with 785.5kg. He then went on to smash the 800kg barrier by deadlifting a PR 310kg. Awesome lifting Brett!
2015 Pacific GamesMatile Sitagata's (Samoa) performance was the highlight of the powerlifting competition with an extremely easy 237.5kg deadlift breaking the Open and Junior Raw WR. Her 550.5kg total was also a Junior World Record. A remarkable achivement for someone who has been powerlifting for only 4 years.
Other notable performances were by Linda Pulsan (PNG) breaking the WR in the M1 squat with her 183.5kg effort. She had a tight battle with Eibon Mau (NRU) in the 72kg class but ultimately prevailed 476kg to 462.5 for Mau.
Jezza Uepa (NRU) had an epic battle with Oliva Kirisome (SAM) in the men's 120+ class. His much improved deadlift was the ultimate decider after he deadlifted 315kg to total a world class 965kg to take out the gold. Oliva was unable to pull in the 350kg he needed for the win but was desperately close just stalling out above his knees.
Telupe Iosefa of Tuvalu achieved a first for his nation by winning there first ever gold medal in the Pacific Games. And he did it in resounding fashion with a fantastic 805kg total in the 120kg class. He achieved this via a 337.5kg squat a PG record and Oceania/Commonwealth record to boot.
Dear Member Federations of the IPF.
Oceania / Asian Championships 2014 DVD'sIf you competed or would like to purchase a DVD of these championships held in Melbourne, Australia in December 2014 they are available for purchase for AUD$35 inside Australia or AUD$40 outside Australia. This is the cost of one session and can be ordered by contacting John Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Asia/Oceania Championships
A new event has emerged on the international Powerlifting calendar. The combined Asia & Oceania Championships held in Melbourne produced a gathering of 20 nations, nearly 500 lifters & an instant tradition. Nations from throughout Asia and Oceania are scrambling to hold this mega-event over the coming years and the Asia & Oceania Championships will soon be the biggest single event in the IPF pantheon.
This first time in Melbourne saw nearly 20 World Records and an uncountable number of Asia & Oceania Records set. As ever Jeza Uepa of Nauru was the sensation of the meet with a 960kg Total at 120kg+, just short of his own World Record. Jeza brought the house down after three seemingly easy squats on 405kg were failed for reasons not obvious to the standing room only crowd, then had the jury overturn the verdict. But close on Jeza's heels was Oliva Kirisome from Samoa with another World Class Total of 923kg and these names will again be on the results board at the 2015 World Championships.
At half the bodyweight but with nearly as many Points as the supers was Viki Aryanto of Indonesia whose 653.5kg Total at 66kg included an all time World Record Deadlift of 273.5kg. Back up to the big end of the scale and the Bench Press Only contest saw Elnez "Tiny" Tofa weigh-in trim at 192.2kg bodyweight and toy with an unofficial World Record 265.5kg. But the Best Bencher award was snuck away by the short-armed Mr. Suzuki from Japan, half of his 74kg bodyweight surely being in his triceps, with 190kg being the Bench of the day.
Women's Records fell too. Sri Hartati like Aryanto from Java's Powerlifting School, set an Open World Record with 432.5kg at 57kg over an improved Alix Newton of Australia with 387.5kg. But Australia's best in the Women's was Liz Craven, whose 370kg at 52kg placed her on top of the heap of the Australian Rankings for the year. The quality kept coming with Noviana Sari's 430kg at 63kg, and then Matile Sitagata of Samoa set World Junior Records at 84kg+.
Next year the Asia-Oceania Championships will be in the exotic locale of Tashkent, the Capital of Uzbekistan. Eight days of lifting in a 5-Star Hotel and big government support will make this a special event for all who venture into the unknown.
2014 Oceania Powerlifting Federation