25 Nov 2022

Weightlifting soaring in popularity

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 25 November 2022

Weightlifting in New Zealand is enjoying a surge in popularity, in part due to the increased involvement of Maori and Pasifika athletes.

The National Weightlifting Championships in Mt Maunganui this weekend has attracted a record number of entries, with more than 200 athletes set to test their strength and skill against the best from across the motu.

Barry Guy reports.