To be selected to one’s country is a tremendous honor, although weightlifting is hardly a well-contested sport in Australia, world-wide it is an entrenched competition that ranks as one of the worlds toughest to train for and succeed in.

Jackson Young qualified earlier this year for the IWF Junior World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia; quite a feat for someone who has only been competing since February 2015 and had a gridiron season mixed in with that time period.

Part of a 9 person team (4 females, 5 males), Jackson PR’d his competition snatch (124) and total (294kg), coming terribly close in the 177kg C&J attempt that would have set a national record.


Don’t say we don’t go the extra mile for our athletes. Scott detoured from his Europe trip to work on Jackson prior to warm ups.

3rd attempt Snatch at 124kg was a competition PR.


177kg was so close, would have been a new Australian record.