Queenslanders Selected for Youth Olympic Games

The Australian Weightlifting Federation announced today that Queenslanders Maddison Power and Jett Gaffney have been selected by the Australian Olympic Committee to contest the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Maddison, who trains at the Burleigh Barbell Club with coach Callum Hannay; and Jett, who is coached by Miles Wydall at the Cougars Weightlifting Club, finished on top of the qualifying ladder in front of 18 other young promising athletes who all fought hard to make the Australian Youth Olympic Team.

Maddison and Jett at the 2018 Australian Youth Championships

Queensland and Toowoomba Club coach Greg Hobl has also been selected by the AOC, as the Weightlifting Coach/Manager. This will be Greg’s second Youth Olympic Games, having served in the same role at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Coach Greg Hobl

Published on 16 Aug 18 - 14:29