Weightlift­ing com­pe­ti­tion at­tracts all ages

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


TWELVE lo­cals took part in a com­pe­ti­tion at the Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing Club at Mt Mar­low last Fri­day.

The aim of the event was to have an in­for­mal, fun com­pe­ti­tion where ev­ery­one could try out their weightlift­ing skills in a re­laxed at­mos­phere.

The com­pe­ti­tion had both ju­niors and se­niors who were put into teams ac­cord­ing to body­weight.

The lighter body­weight teams were given an ad­van­tage.

This is the same as of­fi­cial weightlift­ing com­pe­ti­tions where com­peti­tors are di­vided into cat­e­gories ac­cord­ing to their body­weight and age.

Com­peti­tors were made up of all age groups from youth, se­niors and mas­ters from both the Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing Club and CrossFit 4802.

For many mem­bers it was their first com­pe­ti­tion and first time on the podium in front of spec­ta­tors and cam­eras.

The ju­niors were very ex­cited to test out their skills for the first time and per­formed ad­mirably, lift­ing more than 50 per cent of their body­weight.

The youngest com­peti­tor was 9year-old Ma­cauley Wake.

Anna Deveigne and Chelsea Ni­coll both achieved a new per­sonal best.

The night was very suc­cess­ful with the win­ning team com­pris­ing Leanne Knox, Bek Teale and Corey Smith.

To de­ter­mine the win­ners the best out of three snatches and three clean and jerks of each com­peti­tor was added to­gether to make a team to­tal.

Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing Club is keen to re­peat this type of event to give mem­bers the op­por­tu­nity to test out their lifts in a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

Those in­ter­ested in train­ing can con­tact Leanne Knox on 0411 199 427 or email whit­sun­day­weightlift­ing@hot­mail.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion, like the club’s Facebook page by search­ing Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing.

SKILLS TEST: Diana Hin­schen, Chayse Leith, Chelsea Bolitho (CrossFit 4802), Adam Fol­let (CrossFit 4802), Chelsea Ni­coll, Leanne Knox, Corey Smith, Bek and Kyle Teale (CrossFit 4802), (front) Lach­lan Wake and Ma­cauley Wake com­peted in the Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing Club's com­pe­ti­tion last Fri­day. Photo by JJ Pic­tures

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