The IWF and OWF held a joint technical seminar online ©IWF

A joint seminar held by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation attracted participants from 29 countries.

The technical seminar was held over the course of a day.

It was overseen by IWF honorary advisor Sam Coffa and fellow Australian Pedro Sanchez, a member of the IWF Technical Committee.

Organisers say representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Nauru, Tahiti, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Niue and Tuvalu participated in the online event.

The seminar also received interest from outside Oceania, with participants coming from the United Kingdom, United States, China and South Korea.

Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Botswana, Germany, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia, Singapore and Syria were also represented.

The IWF said a total of 250 people took part in the online seminar.

The governing body revealed it had received feedback praising the event, which highlighted the clarity and precision of the content.

IWF vice-president and Technical Committee chair Nicu Vlad was praised for his role in establishing the seminar, as was Australia's Bowen Stuart.