Tyrell and Hunter off to Powerlifting Championship in Romania


Trinidad and Tobago-based Guyanese powerlifter, Dominic Tyrell, 23, and 16-year-old Romeo Hunter, along with Referee/Manager Franklyn Brisport-Luke are off to the 2023 World Classic and Equipped Sub-Junior and Junior Powerlifting Championship, set for Romania from August 24 to September 3.

Tyrell left Trinidad on Tuesday morning, while Hunter and Brisport-Luke departed Guyana on Monday evening, via the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.

The athletes and lone official are expected to be in Romania by Wednesday morning ahead of the biggest competition of their careers, thus far. They are both getting into Romania well ahead of their competition dates in order to acclimatise and be focused on the task at hand.

Tyrell will be contesting the Junior 74kg division (Classic) with competition set for August 30 against 19 other athletes from Canada, Spain, India, France, Italy, Singapore, Hungary, Mexico, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain, Philippines, Kuwait and Turkey.

Also aiming to better his counterparts in the Classic division (83kg class) is Hunter, who will take on 20 other lifters hailing from Finland, Italy, USA, New Zealand, Great Britain, Slovakia, India, Czechia, Ireland, Canada, Turkiye, Thailand, South Africa and Japan.

Tyrell will compete on August 30 and Hunter the following day.

The executive of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) is extending sincere gratitude to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, the National Sports Commission and the Guyana Olympic Association for their support towards making the attendance of the athletes and officials possible.

This is the second World Championship the GAPLF is attending so far this year.

Carlos Petterson-Griffith attended the World Classic Open Powerlifting Championship, held in Malta in June, while the Federation will be sending a three-member team to the World Classic and Equipped Masters Powerlifting Championship, scheduled for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in October.

This Sunday the Federation would be hosting its 2023 Raw National Championship at the National Gymnasium from 09:00h.

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