September 2014

Kylie Lindbeck has had a brief but exciting weightlifting career. After a short two years of lifting, Kylie has risen to be one of the top female lifters in the country. We caught up with Kylie recently as she reflected on her journey over the past 12 months. 
Australia’s most experienced female weightlifter, Queensland’s Deb Acason, has confirmed she’ll continue competing for Australia – at least until the end of this year.
The IWF has launched new guidelines in order to assist the athletes and the officials to follow the regulation of the IWF.
The 4th FISU World University Weightlifting Championships will be held in Chiangmai, Thailand, 5-8 December 2014.
Australia’s Aydan McMahon and Kiana Elliott were both wonderful ambassadors for our sport at the Youth Olympics.
The following is courtesy of Australian Olympic Committee.
Australia finished this year’s Commonwealth Games with one silver and two bronze medals.
While it was disappointing we went without a Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold for the first time since 1950, there were lots of positive signs for our sport.
Preparations are almost complete for this year’s World Weightlifting Championships, to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Rio Olympic organisers have announced ticket prices for all sports for 2016, including weightlifting.
The Rio 2016 Volunteer Program has opened.
At Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 the AWF was represented by only one female and only one male weightlifter.
The AWF has embarked on a mission to increase its participation at the Rio Olympic Games aiming for two females and one male.