A first-time successful Powerlifting event was held in Port Moresby on the 2nd July 2016, thanks to KK Kingston Limited for its continuous support in sponsoring this event!
On Saturday 2nd of July, the Murray Barracks Sports Complex came to life with enthusiastic aspiring participants joining in the KK Kingston- hosted powerlifting competition from all over Port Moresby. A total of K4, 000 in cash prizes was given away to winners in different categories in the tournament.
The company initiated this powerlifting competition in Lae with the aim of encouraging young Papua New Guineans to take powerlifting as a sport rather than crime and also to help raise much needed funds to support The PNG Powerlifting Federation. Apart from the first two events held in Lae, this was the first of its kind hosted in Port Moresby which attracted more than 30 participants who took part in this competition.
Within the three categories; Squat, Bench press and Deadlift, a total of 29 winners were announced of which 20 are male and 9 are females from the respective divisions.
KK Kingston CEO Michael Kingston said he has a passion for powerlifting. “Several years back, I decided to sponsor PNG Powerlifting Federation to bring in more young aspiring Papua New Guineans to take part in this sport. I want to extend this competition to other provinces and see this sport grow in the coming years,” he added.
The company is looking forward to host the next two events coming September in Port Moresby and December in Lae.
IMAGE CAPTION: Vagi Henry the Tuff Tuffa Toughest Man on his first attempt squat for 300kg in the men’s division, Henry came first in the weight class of 120+kg.