The Weightlifting event at the 12th Arafura Games held in Darwin (AUS), concluded with many Oceania records broken along the way.
The weightlifting event held at the new Darwin Convention Centre from the 27th to 29th April produced some excellent results with a packed house every session. Seventeen countries took part in the event. At the games, six different sports were conducted at the same time – in different halls – which indicates just how large the Darwin Convention Centre is, perfectly suitable for international level competitions.
Some of the highlights were the battles in the men session in the 67kg and 96kg categories. In the women sessions, we saw tight battles in the 59kg, 76kg, 81kg and +87kg categories.
The weightlifting event at the Arafura Games was honoured by the attendance of the IWF General Secretary, Mohammed Jaloud and the IWF Vice President, Nicu Vlad. Both gentlemen stayed for the full duration of the tournament.
See the results of the event here.