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FITNESS SHOW SYDNEY READY TO GO


April 28th--30th is the date for Australia and Oceania’s Premiere Fitness Event, the Fitness Show Sydney. 50,000 fitness fans will be in attendance to view the latest in Fitness trends and Powerlifting is right at the forefront of what’s hot and new.

Powerlifting will be the prime feature all three days of the Show. We start with the Sydney’s finest in the Open on Friday. Then Saturday and Sunday is all international action, with two Sessions of the Pacific Invitational plus the Pro Bench Press and Pro Deadlift. Powerlifting Australia has secured some of the Worlds best lifters, as well as showcasing our region’s best. Just some of the lifters and matchups will be —

— is he the Worlds Strongest Man? Jeza Uepa will be Squatting 470kg+ and Totalling 1100Kg+ on Sunday afternoon, backed up by Nauru’s unparallelled team of World Record setters —Bronco, Deamo and Sisquo

— who is the greatest Bencher in the Pacific? World Record holder Daiki Kodama of Japan or Australia'’s own World Champion Caleb Voice? Find out in the Pro Bench at 10.30a.m. Sunday

— who’s the strongest? Crossfitters? Weightlifters? Powerlifters? Tia Toomey will tell you on Friday afternoon — Australia’s Crossfit Great and Olympic Games Weightlifter now takes on the Record book in Powerlifting!

— can a 57 year old man Squat 740lb? Dave Ricks(USA) says so and will show you on Sunday afternoon

— Brett Gibbs (NZ) will avenge his World Record loss of 2016, Tony Reinmuth wants to claim back the Australia’s Strongest Man crown, 59kg of fury, Kevin Gray, is plotting a WR surprise and J P Cauchi has vowed to shake off his Yesterday’s Man hoodoo, all as Australia and New Zealand’s best compete across the 3 days

— and the region’s Strongest Women will be in action, with World Records sure to come from Liz Craven at 52kg and Yani Zhao at 84kg.

More info and tickets at www.fitnes-show.com.au — book now for the Powerlifting event of the year!


2016 ASIA/OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS


The 2016 Asia/Oceania Championships went through in December at the Celebration Centre in Christchurch with near 300 lifters. Visa problems cut the competitor numbers, especially for Nauru, but the Oceania nations produced some stellar performances in both the men's and women's lifting. Way out in from was the performance of Jezza Uepa at Super with an all-time-great performance of 455kg Squat, through the official 1000lb barrier at last. Only Jezza’s grip giving out on the Deadlift cost him the World Total Record and he is set now for a big performance at the 2017 World Championships.

Also setting World Records was Liz Craven from Australia with a 153kg squat and 418.5 Total at 52kg that also sets Liz up for a shot at the World title in 2017. 17 year old Febrose Tsiode from Nauru was a precocious Bench Press record setter, whist a whole host of Australian women’s lifters set World Junior records, most notably Schae Zarew with a Total 435kg at 63kg.

More big performances came from Telupe Iosefa from Tuvalu with a new best of 851kg at 120kg and Jesse Roland (Nauru) with a 760kg at 93kg, whilst King Jamie (New Zealand) and Nathan Tanis (Australia) had a quality battle at 83kg, 712kg prevailing over 710kg. The top Equipped performances on Day 1 came in from New Zealand’s Tasha Williams, 552.5kg at 84kg and Hayden Lee, 812.5kg at 120kg.

The Team awards were spread across the nations in various age classes but home team New Zealand was out in front overall, with Australia and Nauru also to the fore.

The stage is now set for the big events for Oceania in 2017. In April the Pacific Invitational at the Sydney Fitness Expo will be bigger than ever, with 24 invited world class lifters. June 2017 will see Oceania Nations at the World Championships in Belarus and the year will culminate with the Asia/Oceania Championships, now scheduled for Singapore.

Results can be found here.



2016’s FIRST PACIFIC INVITATIONAL & FITNESS EXPO MELBOURNE!


The Melbourne Fitness and Health Expo hosted the first Pacific Invitational event for 2016 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on April 30th. Once again 30,000 plus fitness fans were treated to world class Powerlifting by athletes from around the Pacific region.

Way out in front as the top performers were the superstars of Nauru. Three lifters, three World Records was the score. First up Bronco Deinarauw took the 93kg Squat World Record with 303.5kg. Then came Steven Melekiola, a 222.5kg Bench Press at 105kg putting paid to the World Record there. And as the grand finale Deamo Baguaga deadlifted 320.5kg at 83kg putting Australia’s Amir Fazeli’s old record in the shade.

Another Pacific powerhouse, Samoa, was also forcefully represented, firstly by Superheavyweight Oliva Kirisome. Oliva lodged the biggest total of the day with 930g at a trim 177kg bodyweight. Also dominant was another Samoan Superheavyweight, Matile Sitagata in the Women’s, who’s 520kg total was only just ahead of Australia’s Yani Zhao, growing in strength and girth with a 507.5kg total at 91kg bodyweight.

Also amongst Australia’s finest was Bench Press specialist Caleb Voice. Caleb was not far short of the World Record with his attempt of 200kg even and will test that mark at the coming World Raw Bench Press Championships in South Africa. The top Australian performance came from Tony Reinmuth, whose 865kg finally took the Australian 120+kg Total record and marked him as officially Australia’s strongest man.

Next up the Pacific Invitational 2 in Perth at the Fitness Expo 19th – 21st August will surely see more World Records fall. From there the Region’s strongest men and women will march on to the mega-event of the year, the 2016 Asia/Oceania Championships in Christchurch in December.

Results can be found here.





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 Australia’s team of near 30 lifters. Top performer in the Men’s 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 Men’s Team came in second behind powerful Kazakhstan.

In the Women’s 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.

Results can be found here.

Photos Courtesy of Mick Parker


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!


 

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