At the 2016 IPC Powerlifting World Cup being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Australian powerlifter Paul Tesoriero earned a seventh place finish in the men’s 72KG class following a best lift of 132KG on his first attempt.
Tesoriero tried for lifts of 137 on his second and third attempts, but was unable to complete the lifts. Even had he been able to do so, it would not have changed his final rankings, as sixth place finisher Indian Deep Jai had a successful lift of 172KG.
The twenty-nine year old Melbourne born and based lifter has been competing nationally and internationally for over ten years. Past performances included a first place finish at the 2006 City Powerlifting Competition at the Broadmeadows Leisure Centre, Victoria with a best lift of 120KG, a first place at the 2006 2006 Oceania Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships with a lift of 120KG, a first place finish at the 2014 Australian Raw Sub-Junior, Junior and Masters Powerlifting Championships and Australian Raw Bench Press Championships with a best lift of 142.5 KG, and a sixth place finish at the 2013 Brisbane Grand Prix.
Tesoriero attended De La Salle College. He has worked as a training manager for Organisational Learning Australia after starting his career at a case manager.