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Australian Paul Tesoriero finishes seventh at 2016 IPC Powerlifting World Cup, Kuala Lumpur

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Paul Tesoriero in Malaysia. Image credit: Paul Tesoriero

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.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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