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Total investment 2013–14: $384,000
(high performance: $362,600; participation: $21,400)
ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 39.2%

Australia did not participate in the 2013 world weightlifting championships. The sport instead focused on preparations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where it is targeting multiple medal performances — including up to two gold medals. The results at the 2013 Commonwealth Championships suggest gold medal performances at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be difficult to obtain. While the high performance strategy and planning for future success are sound, the performance profile of the sport for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has declined.

In the last 12 months the Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) has transferred to a company limited by guarantee and achieved improved alignment with the ASC’s mandatory governance principles. Further areas for reform include establishing a nominations committee, instituting annual board performance reviews and improving gender balance on the board.

The majority of AWF’s resources are directed towards high performance and participation rates in the sport are low.

2013 benchmark event // Commonwealth Championships

Medal target: 4 to 6

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 2 total 3

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