CFPT Barbell Club – Weightlifting Meet

CFPT Barbell Club – Weightlifting Meet

In late 2015 we hosted the first Olympic Weightlifting meet that saw multiple gyms come together to compete over multiple weight classes and divisions in the Clean & Jerk and Snatch. In the interest of continuing to push standard of competition in Hong Kong this event was created to build interest in this age old sport, outside the confines of the world of CrossFit. The event is typically run by 3 time olympian and medalist Cheryl Haworth, the Olympic weightlifting specialist at Coastal Fitness Performance Training.


In the future we will look to make this a sanctioned meet in conjunction with the SAR Olympic Committee.


If you are looking for information on entering or sponsoring this event please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us [email protected]

Competition History

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

The first year of the competition was the first ever time that this amount of athletes had come together in the history of Hong Kong Weightlifting to compete under competition conditions.

The Sinclair method was used to crown an overall winner, however the lifters were split into, light medium and heavy categories, with athletes taking part from 3 gyms in Hong Kong.


Lifting was competitive and with local Olympian Cheryl Haworth calling the shots, it was a wonderful first experience on the platform for many!

Robert Lee
Corey Hall-Cooper
Ali Reece
Team Name / Gym
Joey Lee
Chali B.
Sophie Reid


This year the event will take place as part of the Downtown Throwdown, in between the events on Day 1 and 2.


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