June 14-15 North Island Olympic Weightlifting Championship, held at the Dark Horse Barbell Club, Wellington. This event was an Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand sanctioned event and two lifters (Ritchie Patterson and Phillipa Hale) competing have recently been named in the Glasgow, Commonwealth Games 2014 Weightlifting Team to represent NZ in six weeks.
Ms Stewart weighed in at 67.5kg for the event, placing her in the under 69kg division for the championship. She went on to make all the of her attempts in both the snatch and clean and jerk with her best attempts being a 63kg snatch and a 85kg clean and jerk giving her a total score of 148kg, and taking the gold medal for the event.
Ms Stewart’s next Weightlifting event will be the National Weightlifting Championship in October which she has already qualified for in the under 69kg weight class.
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