Ten records tumble at GAWA national championships
Stabroek News
October 29, 2003

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Ten new records were set last Sunday as the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Associationís (GAWA) national championships ended at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Shondell King of Sandowís Gym, Bhojnarine Persaud of Hardcore and Jennifer Hall, who lifted in the masters category, all set three new records in the snatch, clean-and-jerk and cumulative total.

King, who competed in the 75kg division snatched 72.5kg and clean jerked 92.5kg for a cumulative total of 165 kg. Competing in the menís juniors category, Persaud snatched 65kg and clean jerked 95 kg for a cumulative total of 160 kg. Hall snatched 44.5 kg and clean jerked (65 kg) for a cumulative total of 112.5 kg.

Fazim Abdool set another record in the 77kg division when he snatched 105kg.

The menís open 69kg category saw Shawn Bristol coming out on top while in the 77kg category, Deion Nurse was the winner.

In the 85kg division, William Langford triumphed while Delroy Ogle took the 94kg division.

In the womenís open Subrina Pestano took top honours in the 69kg class while Aletha Joseph-Letlow took top honours in the 75kg category.

The best overall lifter - women was Shondell King with a bodyweight coefficient of 215.08 from a total of 165kg while Bhojnarine Persaud took the best overall junior male title with a bodyweight coefficient of 267.34 from a total of 160kg.

William Langford took the overall best lifter in the senior menís open with a bodyweight coefficient of 313.60 from a total of 255kg.

A total of 17 lifters from six affiliated gyms participated in the championships which was sponsored by Banks DIH Vita Malta.

The National Sports Commission was lauded for its approval of the venue for the championships.