2017 World Masters Games
Next Week begins the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Weightlifting is one of the big sports that take part in the games that celebrate the fact that it’s frankly never to late to find a sport you love and can compete in.
The weightlifting portion of the 2017 World Masters Games spans from Friday the 21st of April to Saturday the 29th of April (NZST). The Weightlifting will take place in the sports hall at the AUT Millenium. You can easily find the sport hall on the World Masters Games Map which I’ve linked to below:
2017 World Masters Games Map
More on transport to and from the venue HERE
We have almost 50 odd lifters competing from Australia including RAW Barbell Club’s very own Sue Rennett and Carlene Portela. If you are in NZ or decinding to travel there soon I’m pretty sure you can still buy tickets.
Do you have any Aussie mates competing? You can check when they are on below. You’ll need to cross reference the lifter from the start list with the schedule.
Sue competes on Tuesday 25th of April at 2:30pm NZST (12:30 in Syd) and Carlene Competes on the Friday 28th of April at 3:00pm NZST (1:00pm in Syd). Unfortunately the event will not be televised, but there is going to be a livestream, and The World Masters Games have however promised highlight reels and updates on their very own Twitter and Facebook pages though.
You can watch our green and gold lifters here –> LIVE WEBCAST
I’m personally super proud of Carlene and Sue for taking the gargantuan steps to both qualify and compete at the 2017 World Masters games. And all of us Sandbags, from RAW Barbell Club are wishing them and the rest of the Australian team all the best of luck as they compete!
If you are competing and looking for a place to train in the lead up click – HERE.
Cool feature on weightlifting written by the 2017 World Masters games – HERE
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