Thu, Oct 26, 2023 8:41 PM

Carli on top of the world


Peter Jones

Marlborough has a new world champion.

Power lifter Carli Dillen claimed the M1-69kg world crown at the recent IPF Masters world championships in Mongolia.

She shone across all three power lifting disciplines, claiming gold medals in each.

In the squat Carli lifted 172.5kg - a new NZ, Oceania and Commonwealth record. In the bench press she managed 90kg, while in the dead lift Carli hoisted 197.5kg, also a NZ, Oceania and Commonwealth record.

Carli on arrival in Ulaanbaatar. 

Her total, which earned her the overall gold medal in the 69kg M1 class, set new records in all three arenas as well.

She was the most successful lifter among the New Zealand team, being successful in all nine of her attempts and picking up four golds. Carli was the third best overall M1 female athlete across all weight classes and, to cap off a hugely successful trip, the lifter she coaches, Julianne Taylor, won the M3 -52kg class.

“I couldn't be happier,” she said.

“My next goal is to share as much as I can about the benefits of lifting with the Marlborough community. I've had some good chats with the Marlborough Business Trust and will go from there.”

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