Mar 31, 2013 Sports
By Franklin Wilson
The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) named a strong 13-member team that will be carrying Guyana’s assault for gold medals at three upcoming International competition which will take place in one. Four reserves have also been named.
The ONE LIFT THREE TITLES championships are the 14th IPF/NAPF FESUPO Pan American Regional Powerlifting Championships; 11th IPF/NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships and the 7th IPF/NAPF Caribbean Powerlifting Championships all set to take place from July 1 – 6 in the City of Orlando, Florida, United States of America.
While the going is expected to be tough it is no secret that the Guyanese strongmen and women have been excelling against the odds and many challenges which have virtually prepared them for situations of this nature and they are expected to do their country proud yet again.
Guyana are the defending Caribbean Men’s Team Champions. Reigning World Open Deadlift champion and Caribbean 83kg Open champion who is also holder of the records for the four lifts in his category, Randolph ‘The Accomplisher’ Morgan will headline Guyana’s quest for top honours along with current World Masters 74kg champion and Deadlift record holder (M2) Winston Stoby who is also the reigning Caribbean Open Masters 74kg champion and holder of the records for the four lifts in his division.
Caribbean Junior / Men Open 59kg champion Vijai Rahim, who holds records for three of the lifts, is also one of the front runners in this experienced team named as is leading female Caribbean Open 84+kg champion and record holder in two lifts, Dawn McCammon Barker.
While these lifters are some of the more experienced and accomplished of the lot, all the athletes named have been excelling over the past years and are expected to do well. They have already commenced training under the watchful eyes of their respective trainers in Berbice, Linden and the City.
The competition will be held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida.
According to GAPF President, Peter Green, this represents a golden opportunity for the powerlifters to excel given the fact that expenses which would in normal circumstances be associated with attending three separate Championships have now been combined into one single event.
“We would be doing our utmost to ensure that all the selected athletes are given the opportunity to attend to keep the Golden Arrowhead flying high.”
The athletes named, are asked to urgently make contact with Mr. Livan no later than Wednesday April 3rd to finalize details and plans for Embassy appointments and visa requirements.
Following is the full list of selected athletes, reserves and officials.
Surname First name Region Wgt. Class Category 1 Category 2 Status
Shewdas Gumendra Berbice 53.0kg Sub Junior Junior Elite
Shewdas Suraj Berbice 59.0kg Junior Snr./Nat
Rahim Vijai Berbice 66.0kg Junior Open Elite
Stoby Winston Georgetown 74.0kg Open Masters 2 Elite
Adams Paul Georgetown 74.0kg Open Snr./Nat
Morgan Randolph Georgetown 83.0kg Open Elite
Thomas Anis-Ade Berbice 83.0kg Open Snr./Nat
Singh Nairanjan USA 83.0kg Masters 3 Snr./Nat
Mars Karel Georgetown 105.0kg Open Snr./Nat
Edwards John Georgetown 120.0kg Open Masters 1 Elite
Chesney Colin Linden 120.0kg Open National
Ketwaroo Fabian Berbice 66.0kg Junior National
Lewis Kelvin Berbice 66.0kg Open National
Blackmon Rudolph East Coast 74.0kg Junior Open National
Richards Marvin Georgetown 105.0kg Open National
Mars -Loncke Kimberley Georgetown 84.0kg Open National
Barker Dawn Linden 84.0+kg Open Elite
Edwards John Coach IPF Cat. 11 Referee
Spencer Edwin IPF Cat. 11Referee
Livan Emmanuel Assistant Coach NAPF Scorer
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