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Weightlifting was first in the Commonwealth Games program in Auckland in 1950 and has been on every program since. Women competed for the first time in the 2002 Games. An open weight Para-Sport Bench Press event was included in 2002. Glasgow 2014 will again see the inclusion of Para-Sport Powerlifting with four events which will include Heavyweight and Lightweight categories for men and women. The governing body for Weightlifting in Australia is the Australian Weightlifting Federation.


GC2018 nomination criteria

  • The Star
  • Griffith University
  • TAFE Queensland
  • KPMG
  • Minter Ellison
  • Seek
  • Tickettek
  • Atos
  • Aggreko
  • Brisbane Times
  • Optus
  • RSG Events
  • Cisco
  • Moreton Hire
  • Gold Coast Bulletin