Guyanese Tyrell, Hunter primed for World Junior and Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championship


Following on the heels of the World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships, which took place in June in Malta, and where Guyana was represented by Carlos ‘The Show Stopper’ Peterson-Griffith, the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation is gearing up to be present at another world championship.

Come August 24 to September 3, the Golden Arrowhead would be flying high at the World Classic and Equipped Sub-Junior and Junior Powerlifting Championships, set for Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Guyana would be represented in the Sub-Juniors segment of the competition by Romeo Hunter, while in the Juniors category, T&T-based Dominic Tyrell will be in action.

Hunter will battle 20 other lifters from Finland, Italy, USA, New Zealand, Great Britain, Slovakia, India, Czechia, Ireland, Canada, Turkiye, Thailand, South Africa and Japan in the 83kg class.

Dominic Tyrell will be seeking glory in the 74kg division taking on 19 other athletes from Canada, Spain, India, France, Italy, Singapore, Hungary, Mexico, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain, Philippines, Kuwait and Turkey.

Both athletes have been going through rigorous training by their respective coaches and following a very strict schedule as well as a deliberate diet plan in order to be in the best possible shape for this marquee event.

Over 112 lifters have been nominated in the various categories for the Sub-Juniors competition with 150 set to face off the in Juniors showdown.

Accompanying the duo would be IPF Category 11 Referee, Franklyn Brisport-Luke, who would also be performing official duties.

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