Caroline Tangitau Sweeps Silver in Powerlifting

Young woman, Caroline Tangitau deadlifting.

Particular Olympics New Zealand athlete Caroline Tangitau efficiently lifts her third deadlift on the ladies’s powerlifting deadlift competitors held on the Messe Berlin on 21 June 2023 through the Particular Olympics World Video games Berlin.

Photograph by Dillon Vibes

Caroline Tangitau traveled greater than 11,027 miles/17,500 km from New Zealand to Germany to take part within the Particular Olympics World Video games Berlin 2023 in ladies’s powerlifting. These will not be her first Video games. She additionally participated as a swimmer within the 1999 World Video games in North Carolina, USA.

Switching sports activities and competing on a world degree aren’t any small feats. To earn a spot on the Particular Olympics New Zealand workforce on the 2023 Video games, Tangitau put in three days of powerlifting coaching per week together with her coach and continued with different health routines on her personal at house. Her exhausting work paid dividends. She earned silver in all the disciplines by which she competed—which implies she received a silver medal for the mixed scores as nicely.

  • Her greatest raise within the squat was 82.5kg
  • Her greatest raise within the deadlift was 105kg
  • Her greatest raise within the bench was 30kg

Every time Tangitau stepped on the rostrum to obtain her medals, she felt excited and proud. However she says the outcomes got here as no shock: “I did assume I might win a medal. I’ve been coaching exhausting.” She credit her coach for serving to sweep silver. “My coach all the time tells me to be large and be sturdy.”