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Della Officiates At World Champs

Della Shaw-Elder is officiating at the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Senior World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan which started yesterday. Invited by the IWF, Della will also present a progress
02 Nov 2018 10:38
Della Officiates At World Champs
Della Shaw-Elder

Della Shaw-Elder is officiating at the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Senior World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan which started yesterday.

Invited by the IWF, Della will also present a progress update to the IWF Congress, on the 2019 IWF Junior World Championships which will be held in Suva on June 1-8.

This is the second time Della has been invited by IWF to officiate at a world event. Her first event as a technical official was at the IWF Junior World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan earlier this year.

The upcoming World Championship will be Della’s third major International competition this year. In April she also officiated at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Della was also asked to be part of the jury at the Commonwealth Championships in 2017. Being on the panel of juries is the highest honour for a technical official in the sport of weightlifting.

Della is one step closer to officiating at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Della is also the only female IWF category one referee in the Pacific. She achieved this status in 2014.

Della said: I’m grateful to IWF for giving me the opportunity. This competition is the start for the qualifications for the Olympic Games with new weight categories. I’m really looking forward to this.”

Della is thankful to IWF, CWF, OWF, Fiji National Sports Commission, FASANOC and WF for giving her the opportunity to officiate and referee at international level.

 

-Weightlifting Fiji

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