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Commonwealth Championships – Penang Malaysia



The 2009 Commonwealth Junior & Senior Weightlifting Championships will be held in Penang, Malaysia from 18 – 23 October 2009.

The organising committee is expecting more than 20 nations to participate in Penang from the five continents in what will be Malaysia’s first international weightlifting championships event since the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in the past ten years has gone from strength to strength.
Every year, this event is attracting more countries and more participants. The 2009 Commonwealth Championships is no exception. This year the event is to be held in Penang, Malaysia from October 19th to 23rd. Twenty-one Commonwealth nations so far have entered from the five continents.

The most encouraging aspect of this event this year is that 170 lifters have entered and if we don’t encounter any visa problems, it will be the biggest championships ever held in the Commonwealth history.

The countries participating are:
Oceania – 10 countries: Nauru, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Samoa, Fiji, Niue, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand.

Africa – 4 countries: Seychelles, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius

Asia – 4 countries: India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore

Europe – 2 countries: Cyprus, Wales,

America – 1 country: Barbados

The schedule of events is as follows:

19th October –

Arrival of Delegations

20th October –

Verification of entries and CWF Congress at 10.00am

21st October –

56kg men

at 10.00am


48kg women

at 12.30pm


62kg men

at 3.00pm


53kg women

at 5.30pm


69kg men

at 8.00pm

22nd October –

58Kg women

at 10.00am


77kg men

at 12.30pm


63kg women

at 3.00pm


85kg & 94Kg men

at 5.30pm


69Kg Women

at 8.00pm

23rd October –

75Kg Women

at 10.00am


75+Kg women

at 12.30pm


105kg & 105+kg men

at 3.00pm

23rd October –

Closing function at 8.00pm.

24th October –

Departure of Delegation

*Please note there may be some slight variation on the categories depending on the final list*.

Paul Coffa