Competitive powerlifting returns to capital city

The National, Thursday July 14th, 2016

A FIRST-TIME successful Powerlifting event was held in Port Moresby on July 2 which was sponsored by KK Kingston Limited.
The Murray Barracks Sports Complex came to life with aspiring participants from all over the city taking part.
A total of K4000 in cash prizes were given away to winners in different categories in the tournament.
KKKingston initiated this powerlifting competition in Lae with the aim of encouraging the youth to take up powerlifting as a sport rather than crime and also to help raise much-needed funds to support the PNG Powerlifting Federation.
The three lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift, returned a total of 29 winners of which 20 were male and nine females from each divisions.
KK Kingston chief executive officer Michael Kingston said he had a passion for powerlifting.
“Several years back, I decided to sponsor PNG Powerlifting Federation to bring in more young aspiring Papua New Guineans to take part in this sport,” Kingston said.
“I want to extend this competition to other provinces and see this sport grow,” he added.
The company is looking forward to host the next two events coming September in Port Moresby and December in Lae.