Guyana take gold and silver at World Masters
Guyana Chronicle
September 6, 2003

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GUYANA got off to a good start in the World Masters Weightlifting Championships with a gold and silver in the female division in Savannah, Georgia.

Alethea Joseph-Letlow claimed gold in the 35-39 age group 75+ category, while June Bell took the silver in 35-39 age group 63kg class.

Joseph-Letlow snatched 47.5kg and clean-and-jerked 65kg for a total 112.5kg. Reports reaching this newspaper stated that she was the only lifter in that division.

Bell snatched 50kg and clean-and-jerked 67.5kg for a total of 117.5kg, which was good enough for the silver.

Bell’s category was won by C.Boudreau of the U.S.A who snatched 65kg and clean-and-jerked 80kg for a total of 145kg.

The other female, Subrina Pestano was unsuccessful in her bid for a medal as she failed to get a lift starting at 55kg. She then failed twice at 57.5 kg, thus ruling her out of the medal hunt. V.Cabreba who snatched 47.5kg and clean-and-jerked 67.5kg for a total of 115 kg eventually won the class.

Pestano had in 1999 claimed a gold medal and in 2000 a silver.

Guyana’s quest continues on the 8th when the men, Deion Nurse at 14:00 hrs and Colin McKoy at noon, will be in action.

Nurse and McKoy are scheduled to contest the 40-44-age division, with the former entering the 77kg class and the latter the 62kg class.

The championships began on September 3 and will conclude on September 8. (Leeron Brumell).

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