He made the comment after the host nation collected four gold and one silver medals in the four events earlier.
Upston said he "felt emotional" because of the effort put into by the lifters.
He said that he had faith in the power lifters to make the country proud.
"(Lifters) trusted in the programs, believed in themselves and it paid dividend,’’ he said.
The contracted coach also challenged the national government to support the code so its potential can be seen.