Lewis sets new weightlifting marks
Guyana Chronicle
April 5, 2004

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LENNOX Lewis of Barimís Gym, adjudged best lifter in the open class went home a happy man yesterday with records in the Clean and Jerk and Snatch lifts when the National Novices male and female championships concluded at the Banks DIH Sports Club.

Lewis lifting in the 62kg class registered a total of 167.5kg with a bodyweight co-efficient of 248.12. Up to press time the original marks were not known, but General Secretary of the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) Deion Nurse confirmed that new marks were set, but the results were not at hand.

Second to Lewis was Dane Henry of the Michael Parris Fitness Centre, National Park.

Leeron Brumell won the 69kg division with a total of 147.5kg, while Jacy Archibald was the 94kg winner. Archibald made a mark of 160kg. Both lifters represented the Michael Parris Fitness Centre.

In the junior category, the lone female Gaylene Doris also of Barimís Gym took the 58kg class with a total of 80kg.

Milton Yearwood won the junior male 85kg division with a total of 147.5kg, while Kester Henry won the 94kg class with a total of 162.5kg. Both lifters represented the Barimís Gym under the guidance of certified international coach Clifton Moore.

Henry was also adjudged the best lifter in the junior category.

In the schoolboys category Under-13 class, Leon Withrite won the under-30kg class with a total of 84 pounds ahead of Kevin Moore, while Eon Withrite with a total of 114 pounds won the Under-13 years over 30kg division ahead of Odel Persaud.

Aubrey Moore won the Under-17 division with a total of 132.5kg. He was also adjudged the best lifter in the schoolboysí category.

Apart from the novicesí lifters, Delroy Ogle, a guest lifter, set three national marks.

Ogle of Ogleís Gym first made a new mark in the snatch with 107.5kg, while he equalled the clean and jerk mark with 125kg and then set a new one with 130kg. He failed to advance the mark with an attempt of 135kg.

In other results, Kevin Williams had a total of 180kg, while Fazim Abdool was haunted by a shoulder injury which he picked up last year.

The other lifter was Bhojnarine Persaud of the Hardcore Gym who also marked a total of 180kg.

One junior lifter, Troy Neblett, in attempting to make the national team for the Simon Bolivar tournament in Venezuela had to quit the competition after the weight he was attempting to snatch fell and injured his left shoulder.

The competition attracted some 17 lifters in all and was the first on GAWAs calendar with the junior competition scheduled for next month.