Whit­sun­day Weightlifters end the year on a high

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

WEIGHTLIFTING: The Whit­sun­day Weightlifters wrapped up 2018 with an end-of-year com­pe­ti­tion last Satur­day.

More than 20 con­tenders from Mackay and the Whit­sun­days gath­ered to com­pete against one an­other in two Olympic lifts: the clean and jerk and the snatch.

Ni­cholas Jack­son, from Berserker Bar­bell Club, claimed vic­tory in the se­nior men’s cat­e­gory with a snatch of 112kg and a 138kg clean and jerk.

Whit­sun­day weightlifter Jaspa Hope wasn’t far be­hind with a 102kg snatch and 132kg clean and jerk (a 24kg personal best). Alexan­der Kertescz was sec­ond run­ner up with an 86kg snatch and a 108kg clean and jerk.

Berserker Bar­bell Club’s Ella Cameron came out on top in the se­nior women’s divi­sion lift­ing a 54kg snatch and a 68kg clean and jerk.

Fel­low Olympic lifter Meg Welby took sec­ond place with a 63kg snatch and an 87kg clean and jerk.

Leanne Wright fol­lowed with a 40kg snatch and a 70kg clean and jerk.

Whit­sun­day Weightlifter Fe­dor Roganov led the un­der-15s boys’ cat­e­gory with a 26kg snatch and a 37kg clean and jerk.

Fel­low weightlifter Sam Rogers came in sec­ond with a 20kg snatch and a 27kg clean and jerk.

Berserker Bar­bell Club’s Tyson Gos­ney set­tled for third place with a 25kg snatch and a 35kg clean and jerk.

Whit­sun­day Weightlifter Ab­bie Green claimed first place ahead of her fel­low Olympic lifters in the U15s girls’ divi­sion with a 38kg snatch and a 41kg clean and jerk.

Ivy Goundrey fol­lowed with a 16kg snatch and a 23kg clean and jerk.

Emily Ben­nett came in third with a 17kg snatch and a 24kg clean and jerk.

PHOTO: CLAU­DIA ALP

Whit­sun­day weightlifting coach Leanne Knox and Jaspa Hope with one of the weight plates do­nated af­ter the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games.

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