Frank Robby, Vice President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation passed away on 11th June due to illness for the past 12 months.
Mr. Robby was the heart of Papua New Guinea Weightlifting for many decades. He was a strong pillar in the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and his passion for weightlifting was unmatched. In his younger years, he was an excellent weightlifter and later rose to the position of Vice President of OWF, which he held with a great pride until his death. He was also involved with powerlifting and strength coaching for rugby.
He was also a Category 1 Technical Official and represented Papua New Guinea more times at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Pacific Games, Oceania Championships and other international events in the region.
The IWF offers its deep condolences to his family, the PNG Weightlifting Federation, the PNG Olympic Committee, and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation.