Fitness Express, IPA & Trans American Trading on board
The Saint Stanislaus College Auditorium is bracing for another assault on Sunday when the strongest man and women in Guyana collide at in the annual Senior National Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Championships.
Apart from going after individual glory, lifters will also be vying for a chance to make the various national teams as the GAPF aims to maintain their successful record at Caribbean, Regional and International competitions.
Corporate support towards the successful hosting of Sunday’s mega event has so far come from Fitness Express, International Pharmaceutical Agency and Trans American Trading.
The GAPF is expressing gratitude to the above named sponsors for their support. Jamie Mc Donald, Owner of Fitness express has been described as the ‘Godfather’ of Powerlifting for his committed support.
In handing over his contribution to Gordon Spencer Secretary of the GAPF, Mc Donald stated that he is always elated to play his part in the continued development of Powerlifting noting that the sport has come on leaps and bounds over the past three years.
Mc Donald said that the athletes have done Guyana proud and while the sport has a small amount of competitors they results achieved have been exceptional noting the various records being held by the top lifters, Randolph Morgan, ‘Big’ John Edwards and Dawn Barker.
About 25 lifters will be on show on Sunday which will see the return of Berbice sensation Vijai Rahim after being out of competition for more than two years.
Also making a comeback will be Paul Adams who was left out of the 2011 Caribbean Championships due to injury. World Masters and Commonwealth record hopeful Winston Stoby will be in the mix as will Karel Mars of Buddies Gym and Fazim Abdool (Hardcore Gym- Rosignol) who will clash in the 105kg division.
The 120kg division is also expected to be hotly contested with the likes of Farouk Abdool throwing down the gauntlet to Colin ‘Mr. Clean’ Chesney who is the first man to successfully squat 800lbs.
Fans are in for another treat with what is anticipated to be the grand return to competition of Kimberly Mars-Loncke. The sport has been struggling to attract female competitors and Mars-Lonke’s return is welcome news.
Lifters are asked to note that weigh-in time commences at 08:30hrs sharp with competition set to begin at 11:00hrs. Admission on Sunday is free but patrons can make a donation to the Federation.
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