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Unprecedented weather caused tragedy in Australia

Unprecedented weather has caused drastic loss and devastation in the Oceania region.  The floods which have devastated the state of Queensland in Australia have also come with the tragedy of losing two members of the weightlifting family in Australia. 

On the 10th January, Steve and Sandra Matthews were swept away in tragic circumstances as a result of flash flooding.  Both of them were members of the Toowoomba Weightlifting Association.  Steve was a competitor, official and volunteer representing both Queensland and Australia as a Masters athlete.

At the 2010 Toowoomba Weightlifting Association annual awards function, Steve Matthews was named as the Toowoomba Weightlifting Association Club Member of the Year. Such was his dedication to the support and development of his local weightlifting club. Steve and Sandra left behind four children.