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.
April 8, 2018
Australian weightlifter Simplice Ribouem has been forced to pull out of today’s 94kg event after aggravating a knee injury.
April 4, 2018
After a long hiatus due to injury, Paralympic long jump champion Kelly Cartwright is ready to make her comeback at her first international multi-sport competition in five years; this time as a Para-powerlifter.