GAPLF 2016 Raw national championships …

first_imgFitness Express, Trophy Stall on boardFITNESS Express and Trophy Stall have stepped in to show their support for the GAPLF’s Raw Nationals set for tomorrow at Critchlow Labour College. For almost a decade Jamie McDonald and Fitness Express have played a pivotal role in the development of powerlifting by sponsoring individual athletes and competitions hosted by the GAPLFFitness Express’ Jamie McDonald commits his bit to this weekend’s GAPLF 2016 Raw national championships.Fitness Express’ Jamie McDonald commits his bit to this weekend’s GAPLF 2016 Raw national championships.throughout its calendar year.Trophy Stall has also renewed its relationship with the GAPLF, that was forged several years ago, through its contributions to 2 competitions so far in 2016; Trophy Stall looks forward to continue working closely with the federation as it grows from strength to strength.Tomorrow’s competition was anticipated to be the largest the federation will host for some time and has proved to be exactly that with a total of 45 lifters, of which 8 females are registered.Athletes will be competing Unequipped in various categories such as Male and Female Sub Junior, Male and Female Junior, Male and Female Open and Male and Female Masters.Several seasoned national lifters have put aside their knee wraps and squat suits to test their might in this more modest form of lifting.Spectators will be treated to an exciting day of lifting as ‘Big’ John Edwards returns to the platform after 3 years out of competition and will be challenged by Berbice strongmen Farouk Abdool and Roshan Ali.There will also be other keenly contested divisions as Romario Gonsalves of Life Gym seeks to hold dominion over the 59kg Open and Junior categories.He will be rivalled in the Open division by seasoned campaigners the likes of Kevin Bridglall, Sohail Hussain and Navendra Tamasar. This will be the most keenly contested weight class with a total of 9 lifters in the Open Division.Vijai Rahim will seek to make his mark on this class of powerlifting as he has achieved total dominance over the past years of the Equipped Division.The 74kg division will see national athlete Osmond Mack coming up against junior lifters Donnel Perry and the 2015 Senior Nationals 74kg champion Demetri Chan who will also be contesting in the Junior category. The 83kg class will feature 2015 Senior Nationals Best Lifter Hardat Tarson who will be making his Raw debut against the likes of Paul Adams, Phillip Romalho and Dike Utoh.Carlos Peterson of the 93kg Junior and Open Division will be seeking to dominate the Raw Division as he has done thus far for 2016 but he will first need to dispatch Errol ‘Rugged’ Henry and other seasoned Raw athletes in his bid for supremacy.There will be a Masters Division which will see a clash of the mature lifters when the likes of Errol ‘Rugged’ Henry, Big John Edwards, Joseph Stoll, Jagdesh Budhram, Farouk Abdool, Martin Webster and a few others take to the platform to show what athletes 40 years and above are capable of doing.Nadina Taharally will be seeking to establish dominance once again, as she did at the Intermediate/Masters competition in June 2016 against other seasoned lifters like Nessa Bhagwandin, Jackelyn Toney, Chittra Ramlochan, Lisa Oudit and youngsters Tineisha Toney and Britny Mack who will also be contesting against each other in the Sub Junior Division.Overall, Sunday promises to be a very exciting day of powerlifting and the GAPLF encourages all powerlifting enthusiasts to come out in their numbers to support the federation and the athletes.last_img

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