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Masters Weightlifting 2017

I Ended in my last post by making quick note of Masters Athletes in weightlifting. If you’re an older athlete (35 years and above) there has never been a better time to get into the sport of Masters Weightlifting 2017.

Sue Competing at the Australian Masters Weightlifting Championships

In Olympic Weightlifting the Masters age category starts at 35 years old, and go up in 5 year increments. If you compete in weightlifting you will be ranked and have a chance to compete against athletes in your same age range.

the age groups are as follows:


Masters Weightlifting 2017 Age Groupings

  • Men [35-39] | [40-44] | [45-49] | [50-54] | [55-59] | [60-64] | 65-69] | [70-74] | [75-79] | [80+]
  • Women [35-39] | [40-44] | [45-49] | [50-54] | [55-59] | [60-64] | 65-69] | [70+]

There are plenty of competitions for masters athletes in Australia and you can make a serious goal to qualify and compete at both national and international competitions. I’ve detailed below some big Competitions for masters weightlifting in 2017 (I’ve included what you need to do to qualify and order of difficulty to qualify for)

NSW Masters Weightlifting State Championships

– 26th of August (State Sport Centre, NSW)

No Qualifying Standard

AWF Masters Weightlifting Australian National Championships

*also doubles as Oceania, Pacific Rim and World Masters Cup

– 27-30th of October (Gold Coast)

Qualifying Standard – must enter a two totals in competition in Aus

World Masters Championships

– 21-30th of March (Aukland, NZ)

Qualifying Standard – check table below

World Masters Championships Qualification Scales
Mens Qualification Scales

Male World Qualification - Masters Weightlifting 2017

Womens Qualification Scales

Female World Qualification - Masters Weightlifting 2017


Like to know more about the AWF and NSWWA 2017 calendar? Check out my last post HERE


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