Della joins world event

Della Shaw-Elder has been elected to the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation's (CWF) Executive Committee. Picture: SUPPLIED

Della Shaw-Elder. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI’S Della Shaw-Elder is currently in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to officiate at the 2018 IWF Senior World Championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Shaw-Elder had been invited to officiate by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

This is the second time Shaw-Elder has been invited by IWF to officiate at a world level tournament.

“I am grateful to IWF for giving me the opportunity and also to Weightlifting Fiji for my nomination,” she said.

Shaw-Elder’s first world championship as a technical official was at the IWF Junior World Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan earlier this year.

Shaw-Elder says being on the panel of juries is the highest honour for a technical official in the sport of weight-lifting.

Shaw-Elder is also the only female IWF category one referee in the Pacific.

“This competition is the start for the qualifications for the Olympic Games with new weight categories, and I am really looking forward to this.” Shaw-Elder will also be presenting a progress update to the IWF Congress, on the 2019 IWF Junior World Championships, which will be held in Suva in June next year.