Massive Oceania Championships mark 30th Anniversary of OWF
Suva, capital of Fiji, under the chairmanship of Dr. Robin Mitchell, IOC Member and ONOC President, hosted the combined Senior-Junior and Youth Oceania Championships which welcomed a large turnout with 137 athletes representing 16 countries in Oceania.
The Youth Championships served at the same time as the Oceania Qualification event for the 1st Youth Olympic Games.
The following nations won qualification for Singapore:
AUS, FIJ, NZL – 1 boy + 1 girl
PNG – 1 boy
The triple Championships proved to be a worthy celebration of the Oceanian Weightlifting Federation’s 30th Anniversary. The greetings and a diploma of appreciation of the IWF and OWF co-founder IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján were conveyed to the OWF, represented by its General Secretary Paul Coffa on the occasion of the Federation’s Congress.
A valuable and meaningful Technical Course, within the framework of the IWF Development Program was held for the participants under the guidance of Sam Coffa, IWF TC President and Attila Ádámfi, IWF Competition Director as lecturer.
The President of the host country, Fiji, Hon. Epeli Nailatikau honoured the event with his high presence – every day!