December 14, 2017

Powerlifting Federation to close year with Senior Nationals on December 3

The Senior Nationals of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) will close off the calendar year on December 3 at the Ramada Princess Hotel.

L-R: Lisa Oudit and Vijai Rahim after winning the RAW Championships

According to officials of the federation, powerlifting fans can come out expecting an entertaining show since the local lifters will be pushing themselves to qualify for next year’s international competitions.
Moreover, overall winners of the Raw Nationals held in October; Vijai Rahim and Lisa Oudit are returning to showdown with the other top competitors.
Aiming to “lift” away the accolades will be Colin ‘Mr. Clean’ Chesney, Grace and Blossom Babb as well as Jackquelyn Toney, while Joseph Stoll in the Masters 2 (50- 60 years) and Frank Tucker in the Masters 3 (60- 70 years) will seek to prove that they can still compete with the younger generation of lifters.
Also being featured at the National Seniors is Romario Gonsalves, who was part of Guyana’s contingent at the 16th North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) and 32nd South American Powerlifting Federation (FESUPO) Championships contested in Florida July last.
The competition will begin at 10:00h with the athletes competing in the Raw (Classic/Unequipped) or Equipped categories.
In addition as part of preparations for the final showdown, the GAPLF will host a referees’ clinic on December 2, which is targeting capacity building of local referees and officials functioning as spotters and scorers. The athletes will also be duly informed of the demerits of using performance enhancing drugs and will be able to take their anti-doping tests.