All power to Kiana
Congratulations to our Abbotsleigh Old Girl Kiana Elliott (2014) who took silver in the Snatch at 94kg and Bronze overall at 204kg in the 2016 International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships at Tbilisi Georgia.
At school Kiana was involved in all areas of sport. At IGSSA level she represented Abbotsleigh in Artistic Gymnastics, Basketball, Diving and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
A gymnast from the age of six, Kiana took up weightlifting after participating in a weightlifting workshop in April 2013 – and she began training solely in weightlifting in July 2013.
Kiana was selected for the Australian Junior and Youth Team for the 2013 Commonwealth Championships and the 2014 Oceania Championships. In 2014 she finished 7th in the 63kg division at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China, claiming an Australian junior record.
She currently holds the NSW youth snatch record in the 69kg category by lifting 86kgs and the NSW clean and jerk record.
Kiana Elliott (far right) receiving her medals at the 2016 International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships.
Pic credit: József Szaka, courtesy of International Weightlifting Federation.