Antoine Gordon snatched 25kgs and clean and jerked 32.5kgs, in the process amassing a total of 57.5kgs with a body coefficient of 143.19, to cop the best lifter prize when the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association’s (GAWA) National Junior Championships concluded at the Uitvlugt Community Centre, last Sunday.
The tournament marked the conclusion of a month-long countrywide awareness activities organised by the GAWA in recognition of 69 years of service to the Guyanese sports fraternity.
Twenty-nine lifters, comprising 12 schoolboys, 12 juniors and 2 competitors in the Open category, vied for honours. There was also one guest lifter. Four other lifters also competed in a special category for the Challenge Trophy. Apart from the contributions of the GAWA, several organisations supported the event, among them, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), National Sports Commission (NSC), the Uitvlugt Community Centre and the Regional Democratic Council, Region 3.
The other results are: Schoolboys U-40kgs: Shemar Roach (True Foundation) snatched 22kgs and clean and jerked 30kgs to place second to Antoine Gordon, while his gym mate, Keith Bobsemple clean and jerked 29.5kgs and snatched 22.7kgs to finish in the third spot.
Schoolboys Over-40kgs class: Teion Timmerman (Barims) dominated this category. He snatched 50kg and clean and jerked 62.5kg. His gym mate, Allistair Dookran who snatched 50kgs and clean and jerked 60kgs finished second while Teion Wilson (Barims) snatched 40kgs and clean and jerked 52.5kgs to close off the podium positions.
Junior Male 56kgs: Derrick Hyman (Barims) snatched 65.5kgs and clean and jerked 80kgs to top this category, while his gym mate, Donald Sookhai placed second. He snatched 50kgs and clean and jerked 65kgs. Kelwin Josiah, also of Barims, occupied the third slot with a snatch of 50kgs and a clean and jerk of 62.5kgs.
In the Junior Male 62kgs class, Shane Bancroft (Barims) snatched 62.5kgs and clean and jerked 80kgs to win in this department over Orwayne Cozier (True Foundation), who snatched 55kgs and clean and jerked 67kgs. Alex Sookhai (Barims) finished third with a snatch of 45kgs and a clean and jerk of 52.5kgs.
Junior Male 69kgs: Curtis Anderson (Barims) snatched 60kgs and clean and jerked 77.5kgs while his gym mate, Salim Mohamed snatched 50kgs and clean and jerked 67.5kgs. Oliver Kippings compiled a total of 50kgs (snatch) and 60kgs (clean and jerk) to finish in third place.
Terrence Halley (Barims) was the lone competitor in the Junior Male 77kgs class. He snatched 65kgs and clean and jerked 85kgs. Stephen Embleton (Barims) placed second in the junior male 85kgs class. He cleaned and jerked 55kgs and snatched 65kgs while in the Men Open 85kgs class, Nigel Phillips (Hardcore) snatched 80kgs and clean and jerked 95kgs. Bhojnarine Persaud (Hardcore) appeared as a guest lifter. He snatched 75kgs and clean and jerked 97.5kgs.
In the Challenge Trophy Competition, Marvis Williams (Barims) snatched 85kgs and clean and jerked 105kgs to prevail over his gym mate, Ajodua Harrichand, who snatched 82.5kgs and clean and jerked 100kgs. Roberto Tiwari, also of Barims, snatched 67.5kgs and clean and jerked 100kgs to finish in third position.
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