By Kavanagh Staff | Posted: Wednesday July 5, 2017
Owen competed in the South Island Weightlifting Champs last Saturday in Invercargill.
Owen snatched 90kg (+7kg) and Clean and Jerked 111kg (+6kg) for a massive Personal Best total of 201kg in the -69kg class. He had never attempted these weights before and going 6/6 put him in a solid position for the gold medal. Unfortunately, he was just edged out by a senior lifter in the final lift of the session but his silver medal performance will be one to remember for a long while. Owen's performance gained him the Otago Youth Records for Snatch, Clean and Jerk and total, as well as the Otago Senior Record for Clean and Jerk.