About the coach

Meet our head coach Ali Azari. He started weightlifting at the young age of 13 in his home country Iran. From there he was able to develop his abilities under the national program of one of the best weightlifting countries in the world, becoming an elite international weightlifter.As a coach, he focuses on perfecting the art of weightlifting with his athletes, monitoring their progress and technique day in and day out. With Ali's vast knowledge, humble approach and competitive nature, all of our athletes look up to him, inspired to follow his footsteps of competing on a national and international level.With over 30 years of professional experience and knowledge in weightlifting, Ali Azari is one of the most qualified and experienced weightlifting coaches in Australia. Some of Ali's achievements throughout his professional career includes:
- Multiple Iranian National Champion
- 1990, 1991 and 1993 Asian Games Champion
- 1992 Barcelona Olympics Senior Representative
- 2003 Australian National Championships Gold Medalist
- Current 85kg Australian Masters (35-39) Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total Record Holder (130/155/285)

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