Invitational Weightlifting Comp

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand will be hosting their very first Invitational Weightlifting competition at the 2018 NZ Fitness & Health Expo!


If you caught some of the amazing lifting taking place at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on TV then here is your chance to see some of NZ’s best at the NZ Fitness & Health Expo! The best male and female weightlifters from around the country will be invited to compete head to head, to see who has the most speed, strength & accuracy compared to their bodyweight.


Athletes will perform two lifts, the Snatch (weight is lifted from the floor in one swift movement) and the Clean & Jerk (two stage movement where the bar is lifted to the shoulders before being jerked over the head). Each athlete is allowed three lifts of each type.


“After our teams recent success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games we’re excited to add another big event to our Calendar and have our top athletes compete in our first ever Weightlifting Invitational at the 2018 NZ Fitness & Health Expo. We’re looking to expose and educate more New Zealanders about the sport of Weightlifting and prove that it is an accessible sport for everyone and anyone. Weightlifting doesn’t discriminate against age, gender or body size/shape. We look forward to putting on a show for those attending the Expo!” 

Emma Pilkington

General Manager | Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand 


More info to come so stay tuned…