23 December 2013

Powerlifting has an event champion

Tamara Navarro participated in the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships held in December in Auckland, NZ

Tamara Navarro participated in the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships.

Tamara Navarro participated in the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships held in December in Auckland, NZ ranking 1st place in Oceania and 2nd in Commonwealths.

This is a Powerlifting competition including three main movements – Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, with three attempts to lift the heaviest weight possible.

The Criminology and Psychology student is part of the Australian Oceanias and Commonwealth team and competed in the Junior 57 Kg category. She also placed 2nd in Squat, 3rd in Bench Press and 1st in Deadlift with the following results:

102.5 Kg Squat, 47.5kg Bench Press and 125kg Deadlift.

Referring to the preparation for this competition; one of the biggest powerlifting events in the Oceania region, Tamara said she would not have made it to the platform without the support from her coach Andrew Tang.

“Although I felt as I could have increased the weight on some of my lifts, I was overall happy as each of my lifts were personal records.

“I would also like to thank RMIT Sport & Recreation for funding my trip to New Zealand and especially to Janelle Farley; Senior Coordinator, for the gym facilitates provided and ongoing support.”

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