[www.inewsguyana.com] – Roger Callender carted off the Best overall lifter in the Novice category of the recently concluded Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federations’ Novice and Junior Championships.
Fitness Freak Gym’s athlete produced a 590kg (squat 225kg; bench press 137.5kg; dead lift 227.5) 434.65 Wilks points to demote Stabroek News Photographer Orlando Charles.
Both were competing in the 74kg Novice division. Meanwhile, Kevin Brijlall was adjudged the Junior and Sub-Junior overall Champion.
The Hardcore Gym Lifter won the 59kg male Sub Junior class with a total of 480 (best squat 190kg; bench press 100kg; dead lift 190kg) and 423.168 Wilks points.
Andrea Smith of Body Max Gym was the top overall novice female in the Fitness Express and Lucozade sponsored competition.
Other winners on the day included Cloe Hunter in the 52kg class as the lone competitor with a total of 217.5kg and 275.638 Wilks points while Telisha Roland stood alone in the 84+kg class, successfully biting off and chewing a total of 352.5kg and 306.781 Wilks points.
Timothy Mc Andrew wasted little time in the 66kg male sub-junior Division while Leon Rupertie in the59kg male junior held the top spot. The event was held at the National Guynasium.