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Our weightlifters have placed sixth and seventh at the IPC World Powerlifting championships in Malaysia.

Competing in the 67.5kg division on Tuesday, junior Johannes Mattheysen benched 142.5kg. That was his best lift of the competition and he improved the national junior record from 137.5kg and ended in sixth spot.

In the senior competition, Evgeni Popov competed in the 75kg division on Wednesday.

He benched 177.5kg with his best effort for seventh spot in his category. Like Mattheysen it was also a national record and he improved on the former mark of 175kg.


2 comments
Mark Etheridge
Mark Etheridge

Hi there Sbusiso, I have forwarded your query to the weightlifting federation and they'll get back to you in this regard. Stay well and keep on training hard. Mark Etheridge (Managing Editor: Road to London, 2012)

Sbusiso Mthembu
Sbusiso Mthembu

As a young Athlete who would love to take part in weightlifting competitions. What do i have to do in order to take part?