Olympic weightlifting New Zealand is one of those sports that will hold an online event before formal competition resumes.
Next month’s North and South Island Championships will be held online
with lifters sending in video of their best lifts to be considered for
High Performance Director Simon Kent says it was an obvious move as the country returned to some form of normality.
“As we exited lockdown and went through the alert levels we decided
as a governing body that we didn’t want to rush athletes back onto the
platform which would open up the risk of injury and we weren’t initially
sure what holding a competition would look like.”
Kent says they’ve tried to be a bit innovative with the Island Championships in early July.