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Biography

TURNER Benjamin Alexander

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 23/01/1984
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Men's 69 kg
Weightlifting Men's 69 kg Snatch
Weightlifting Men's 69 kg Clean&Jerk
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 69 kg

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
18 Mar
18:30
EXW Men's 69 kg
Group A
Australia Flag AUS  - TURNER Benjamin Alexander (9) Completed

Place Of Birth Carina, Brisbane, Australia
Residence Carina, Brisbane, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Strength and Conditioning Coach - Iona College
International Debut 2001
Coach Miles Wydall
Influential Person Coach, friends, and family.
Idol Athletes who produce their best in high pressure situations and those who have the belief, self-dete
Recent Results Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Selection Trials (Melbourne, Australia, Dec-2005)
1st in the 69kg class
Snatch - 127kg
Clean & Jerk - 160kg
Total - 287kg

Mermet Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships (Victoria, Australia, Oct-2005)
1st in the Commonwealth and 1st in Oceania in the 69kg class
Snatch - 126kg
Clean & Jerk - 168kg
Total - 294kg
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other Ben is the current Commonwealth number one in his class. He has represented Australia at five World Championships and has been Australian champion three times.

He describes his best moment in sport as having dinner with Naim Suleymanoglu, Galabin Boevski and Sevdalin Marinov at the 2003 World Championships in Vancouver.

He was also the best lifter at the 2002 Junior Oceania Championships, as well as a silver medallist at the 2003 and 2004 Oceania Championships.

He says his worst moment in sport was missing the first two snatches at the 2002 World Championships in Poland.

He was a gold medallist at the 2002-2003 Australian Open and U/20 69kg.

And Ben currently has his sights set on becoming an airline pilot for Qantas.

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