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The most impressive weightlifting field to compete in Australia since the 2006 Commonwealth Games will take part this weekend in the Australia International in Melbourne, with world-class athletes joining Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists.
The Olympic journey has ended for Australian weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey, who pushed herself to attempt a personal best but missed completing the lift.
Tia-Clair Toomey is on a mission. After finishing second at the World Crossfit Games last month in California, Toomey is ready – and hungry - to start fresh at the weightlifting competition at Rio Olympics.
There comes a moment in every four year Olympic cycle that the moment of truth arrives for an athlete, daring them to blink as they ponder the challenge ahead.