Lewis, Doris excel at weightlifting championships

Stabroek News
April 9, 2004

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Best open male lifter in the 62kg Class of the National Novice Male and Female weightlifting Championships Lennox Lewis on his way to clean and jerking 85kg.

Lennox Lewis and Gaylene Doris excelled at the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Ass-ociation's National Novice Male and Female Weight-lifting Championships, held at the Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park on Sunday.

Lewis was crowned male open champion lifter. With a body weight of 62kg, 30-year-old Lewis of Barims Gym, competing in the 62kg Class snatched 75kg and clean and jerked 92.5kg for a total 167.5kg. He won in his class from 22-year-old Dane Henry who snatched 57.5kg and clean and jerked 67.5kg for a total 125kg.

The best junior under-21 male lifter on show was Kester Henry, also of Barims Gym. Henry, 16, who competed in the 94kg Class with a body weight of 88kg, snatched 70kg and clean and jerked 92.5kg for a total 162.5kg.

The best schoolboy under-16 lifter was yet another Barims Gym member, Aubrey Moore. The 15-year-old who competed in the 56kg Class with a bodyweight of 56kg, snatched 60kg and clean and jerked 72.5kg to register a total of 132.5kg.

The best female under-21 lifter on show was 18-year-old Gaylene Doris who competed in the 58kg Class with a bodyweight of 56kg. She snatched 35kg and clean and jerked 45kg for a total 80kg.

Eleven-year-old Leon Moore won the under-13 schoolboys under 30kg Class by snatching 17.5kg and clean and jerking 21.5kg for a total of 39kg. His bodyweight is 25kg.

Second place in this division went to 11-year-old Kevin Withrite who, with a bodyweight of 25kg, snatched 15.1kg and clean and jerked 17.5kg for a total 32.6kg.

The under-13 boys over-30kg Class was won by 12-year-old Eon Withrite who snatched 23.5kg and clean and jerked 28.5kg for a total 52kg. Second place went to 11-year-old Odel Persaud who snatched 17.5kg and clean and jerked 20kg for a total 37.5kg.

Milton Yearwood won the junior male under-21 division. The 18-year-old who competed in the 85kg Class with a bodyweight of 81kg snatched 67.5kg and clean and jerked 80kg for a total 147.5kg.

Twenty-one-year-old Leron Brummell won the 69kg Class with a bodyweight of 67kg. He snatched 67.5kg and clean and jerked 80kg for a total 147.5kg. Another 21-year-old, Jacy Archibald, won the 94kg Class. With a bodyweight of 94kg, Archibald snatched 72.5kg and clean and jerked 87.5kg for a total 160kg. A total of 17 lifters from five gyms participated.