Weightlifting competition attracts all ages
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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