National High Performance Director Jacquie White descrbed as ‘pretty successful’ the performance of the Australian lifters at the World Junior Championships in Poland.
“It was a mixed bag of results,” White said.
“A few of the other athletes performed really well, and a couple were probably below what they would have wanted to achieve.
“Overall it was definitely positive.”
White singled out the performance of Kiana Elliott, who finished 12th in a competitive 63kg division.
“She broke the Oceania junior snatch record, so to do that in an international competition on the other side of the world is a really good effort.
“She also set PB’s in clean and jerk and total, so we couldn’t have asked for much more from Kiana.”
White was also pleased with James Norman, who had six successful lifts.
She believes the long-term benefit for all the athletes will be enormous.
“There’s something that everyone can take out of it,” she said.
“It’s a valuable experience, and the effort they all put in, and the performance they put in, was something we should be proud of.”
The AWF team that contested the 2015 IWF World Junior Championships was funded through the generous support of the Australian Sports
Commission through the Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Commonwealth Games Association.