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Our weightlifters have brought more medals back from the African Youth, Junior and Senior championships in Kampala, Uganda.

Fourteen countries took part in the championships with strong representation from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Cameroon.

In her first international competition, Sinazo Adonis won three gold medals in the juniors and placed fourth in the senior 53kg category.

Mona Pretorius won three silver medals in the senior 58kg category.  Matshidiso Masiu three gold medals in the youth and three more gold in the junior 63kg category.

Then Tlalane Ramarou, also in her first international championships, won three in the youth and three bronze in the junior 63kg..

Luwellyne Phillips was fourth junior and fifth senior, Lyle du Plooy fourth senior, and Jean Greeff took one silver and two gold medals as a junior and two silver and a bronze medal as a senior.

Beijing Olympian Darryn Anthony earned silver medals as a senior in the 85kg catergory.

Matshidiso Masiu took home three African records in the youth 58kg category and Zayanda Mjezu three African records in the youth 53kg category although her records were established at the World Yourh Championships earlier in the year.

She was not able to take part in the African champs as she underwent an appendectomy six weeks ago.

Aveenash Pandoo was appointed to the Scientific and coaching committee of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa where he will be able to access more latest research in training and also increase the standard further.

Also, at the Weightlifting Federation of Africa congress where Hester Montgomery is our Board member, Hubert Montgomery was appointed to join two other lifelong members from Egypt and Uganda to write about the history of the WFA since its establishment in 1978.


9 Comments

  1. mpho

    August 15, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Weightlifting its a dream for so many South African youth the problem is that we dont have support from our leaders for instence i’ve been looking for a team in Mafikeng and people just get suprised when i mention the sport they even think i was asking for Bodybuilding because they are clules about the sport,please we beg for a team not just in Mafikeng but every province should have a team.

  2. Mpho

    August 26, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Its been my passion to participate as weightlifter. I have been looking around Pretoria with no luck. I wrote to Daily Sun and even Vuyo Mbuli Morning Live with no luck. As a lady i would realy wish to make South Africa proud one day.

  3. Mark Etheridge

    August 26, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Hi there Mpho. I have forwarded your email to the relevant people in weightlifting .. and hopefully your dream will be realised. All the best in your sporting dream! Mark

  4. Connie

    September 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Dear Mpho

    Plase forward me your contact details. These comments seems to be from 2 different persons as I have contacted Mpho in NW. I would like get intouch with all. We would really want to promote Weightlifting in all provinces.

    Regards

  5. Aveenash

    September 8, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Hello Everyone,

    Now that Uganda African Champ is behind us and has been very successful the S.A Weightlifters are looking to the Commonwealth Champs in Malaysia Oct 2009 where medals and Personal best are our concerned.This Championship is very important in our prep for Next Year Commonwealth.

  6. Ryan Erasmus

    October 9, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Great to see that the sport is still growing, and we are bringing back medals. Well done guys, and good luck for your upcoming competitions.

    Ryan Erasmus (New York)

  7. Connie du Plooy

    December 23, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Ryan Erasmus

    Thanks for checking out weightlifting. Hope to see you involved again.

  8. Aveenash Pandoo

    December 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Good to hear from you buddy. Take care.
    Aveenash.

  9. mabele

    May 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Im so glad that so many people are really keen to promote weightlifting in their townships,thanks anyway connie for making follow ups to MPHO.

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