Intermediate and Masters Athletes of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) will on Sunday next take center stage with the staging of the 2017 edition of their championships to be held at the Banks DIH Sports
Complex, Thirst Park commencing at 09:00hrs.
Public Relations Officer / Organising Secretary of the federation, Mr. Osmond Mack has informed that the weigh-in for athletes will start from 07:00hrs and last until 08:30hrs on competition day for female participants and the lighter weight classes. Athletes will receive an SMS text with more details.
Mack has expressed gratitude to Fitness Express, a sports supplements and exercise equipment supplier, for once again showing its support for powerlifting development having come on board as the marquee sponsor of the championships.
At a simple handing over of the sponsorship cheque to the federation, Jamie McDonald, Owner of Fitness Express said he was more than pleased to be partnering with eth federation for another year.
”Fitness Express is pleased to once again lend its support to the GAPF’s 2017 Intermediate and Masters Championships. We believe that these competitions serve to develop Guyanese powerlifting by offering lifters the opportunities to perform within a competitive environment. We are happy to continue our long tradition of supporting the strength sports, and particularly powerlifting, in Guyana.”
Mack in response thanked McDonald for powering the championships to ensure that athletes are recognized for their commitment towards competing.
Registration for next Sunday’s events has already been closed on April 21st last, however, late registration would be accommodated along with the athlete paying a $500 penalty until today, the final day.
Athletes who would have competed at the Novice championships are welcomed to participate at the Intermediates and can also compete as both Masters and Open athletes or Juniors/Sub-Juniors and Open, based on their respective ages.
Registration forms for the 2017 Intermediates/Masters Championships can be downloaded online from the GAPF Facebook page and submitted to the following Executive Committee Members:
Mr. Osmand Mack PRO/Organizing Secretary at Eye Wear Optical, 349 East Street, North Cummingsburg, G/Town or Mr. Martin Webster at ‘S’ Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown.
Athletes are being reminded that the current IPF Rules regarding athletes’ attire will be in full effect including the Singlet 4″ Belt and Round Neck T-Shirt (Plain).
Lifters are also being urged to see 2016 IPF Rules for further details on requirements for both Equipped and Classic Lifting.
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