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MELBOURNE PACIFIC INVITATIONAL READY TO GO!
The first Pacific Invitational for 2016 is all set for the Melbourne Australian Fitness and Health Expo on April 30. Oceaniaís top lifters will be breaking records in front of 35,000 attendees at the largest Fitness show in the southern hemisphere.
Oliva Kirisome from Samoa will be challenged by Tony Reinmuth (Australia) and Ethan Foote (New Zealand) for the title of Oceaniaís Strongest Man. Nauruís team, headed by World Record holder Deamo Baguga, will be storming the record books once again.
And Oceaniaís Junior Womens Champions Matile Sitagata (Samoa) and Yani Zhao (Australia) will clash in the big girls class.
Tickets through www.fitnessexpo.com.au/
2015 ASIA/OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Far away Tashkent in Uzbekistan was the venue for the second combined Asia and Oceania Championships and the exotic location brought out the best in Australiaís team of near 30 lifters. Top performer in the Menís was J.P. Cauchi with 615kg at 66kg holding off favoured Kuramshin of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh mysteriously lowered his last Deadlift twice and J.P. came through with a World Junior Record 277.5kg to snatch victory by a slender 1kg. Down in the age groups promising Ben Senden produced World SubJunior Records in the 83kg class; at the other end of the spectrum Masters II 93kg lifter Eric Dumas also produced World Records. Improvements came from Alvin Lim with 625kg at 74kg. & Douglas Gough 647.5kg at 83kg and overall the Australian Menís Team came in second behind powerful Kazakhstan.
In the Womenís Yani Zhao was way out in front in the 84kg class & cemented her World Junior Champion status with a World Junior Record of 195kg in the Squat and an Australian Open Total Record of 472.5kg. Another improver was Charlene Lee, up from 362.5kg to 391kg in the 72kg class while Giuliana Nannetti was actually the Best Lifter pound-for-pound, with 363kg at 57kg. Another very promising Sub-Junior emerged, with Beth Parker setting World Records for her age at 84kg.
But the star of the show was honorary Australian Ray Williams. Ray went 426kg, 230kg, 352.5kg, for an all-time World Record Total of 1008.5kg. More was there and 1020kg+ is coming from Ray next year. The combined Asia/Oceania format is now set in stone. Bids for the coming years are in from Taiwan, Singapore, Samoa and New Zealand and any and all of those locations will see 500+ Lifters chasing medals.
BRETT GIBBS SMASHES THE 800kg BARRIER!
2015 PACIFIC GAMES Matile 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.
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