Pow­er­house Hanré on the move

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Richard Springo­rum

RICHARDS Bay Chris­tian School Grade 8 pupil Hanré Leib­brandt packs a lot of raw power in his solid frame.

Tes­ti­mony to the fact is that he holds eight South African power lift­ing records.

The young strong­man’s dreams of be­com­ing a world cham­pion might just come true.

Leib­brandt made his power lift­ing de­but at the age of 13 when he com­peted at last year’s Iron Gla­di­a­tors tour­na­ment.

He stamped his mark on the com­pe­ti­tion and an­nounced his pres­ence when bet­ter­ing four South African records in the Teen 190kg class (ages 13-15).

He fol­lowed up this stel­lar per­for­mance with four more SA records in the 100kg class at the Iron Gla­di­a­tors tour­na­ment ear­lier this year.

Leib­brandt is cur­rently on top of his game, which re­sulted in bet­ter­ing his dead­lift record to 150kg.

Hanré will com­pete at the World Pow­er­lift­ing Congress (WPC) South African com­pe­ti­tion on 16 June, where he will share the plat­form with other big names from all over the coun­try who aim to qual­ify for world cham­pi­onships later this year in Or­lando, Florida in Novem­ber.

Richards Bay Chris­tian School’s strong­man Hanré Leib­brandt

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