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Total investment 2014–15: 384,000 (high performance: $362,600; participation: $21,400) 

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 38%
Weightlifting Australia has been rated as progressing. Weightlifting won three medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and had it not been for a controversial jury decision one of the medals could have been gold.

A decision was recently made during the Australian Weightlifting Federation’s strategic planning process that the sport needs to better manage and monitor all elite and pre-elite athletes’ daily training environments — as well as broader high performance elements — and that this should be reflected in each athlete’s individual performance plan. As such, the Australian Weightlifting Federation employed Jacquie White as its full-time high performance coordinator in February 2015.

When benchmarked against other Australia’s Winning Edge sports, weightlifting has some areas below the benchmark standard. The Australian Weightlifting Federation is proactive in continuing to improve governance in areas that are appropriate for the size and capability of the organisation.

2014 benchmark event // Commonwealth Games

Medal target: 1 to 3

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 2 total 3

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