Top names set to compete at Senior Powerlifting Championships


The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) will host its Senior National Championships at the St. Stanislaus College Auditorium on Saturday from 09:00h.

Postponed from December 9 in keeping with the request for a national day of mourning in honour of the five soldiers who lost their lives in that tragic helicopter crash, some eighteen (18) athletes.

Some of those set to compete are Romeo Hunter, the World Sub-Junior Squat champion, Yogeshwar ‘Baby Hulk’ Seecharan, Talicia Lindore, and Kezia Joseph.

They will contest equipped and raw (unequipped) lifting in the 59kg, 66kg, 74kg, 83kg, 84+kg, 93kg, 105kg, 120kg, and 120+kg categories.

Kezia Joseph

The full list of competitors is as follows: Nangita Seenarine, Navindra Tamasar, Talicia Garrett, Franklyn Brisport-Luke, Rondel Thomas, Saif Abdool, Dwayne Welch, Meshach Alexander, Kezia Joseph, Romario Gonsalves, Joseph Stoll, Matthew Maycock, Marlon Wilson, Timothy Bagla, Fazim Abdool, Romeo Hunter, Ramesh Seecharan and Yogaishawar ‘Baby Hulk’ Seecharan.

For this year, the GAPLF has competed at three World Championships and the FESUPO Championships and has medaled at each event. The Federation has also hosted the Novice, Intermediate, Masters, and Raw competitions.

Among the sponsors for Saturday’s event are the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, Fitness Express, Office of the Prime Minister, and E-Master Corporation.

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