The VWA wishes to congratulate Victorian athlete, Simplice Ribouem, on his performance at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Simplice was the only male athlete to be selected to represent Australia at the Rio Games, along with Tia-Claire Toomey in the women's team.
Simplice achieved a Personal Best 155kg in the Snatch and 185kg in the Clean & Jerk giving him a 340kg total and 13th overall in the Men's 94kg category.
This is a wonderful performance in Simplice's Olympic Games debut and the VWA is extremely proud of him. We look forward to seeing Simplice represent Australia again at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.