MAIDEN Gully weightlifter Troy Hewkins has earned selection for next month's Commonwealth championships.
Australia's reigning champion in the 85kg class, Hewkins will compete in Malaysia from November 24 to 30.
The championships will play a key role in finalising Australia's weightlifting team for next year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Hewkins achieved lifts of 135kg in the snatch, and 162kg in clean and jerk to win gold at this year's national titles in Brisbane.
A goal is to raise his combined tally to or past the 310kg mark.
The Galaxie Weightlifting Club member was the July winner in the Bendigo Bank-sponsored Bendigo Advertiser-WIN Television Sports Star of the Year award.