PE athletes break records at SA Bench Press Champs

2016-12-07 06:01
The athletes are, from left, Ignatius Muller, Sibulele Raqa, Thabang Modukanela, David Jali and André Ludik.                                              Photo: SUPPLIED

The athletes are, from left, Ignatius Muller, Sibulele Raqa, Thabang Modukanela, David Jali and André Ludik. Photo: SUPPLIED

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FIVE athletes from Port Elizabeth participated and broke records at the South African Bench Press Championships in Johannesburg last weekend.

Ignatius Müller from Cape Recife High School was placed first in the 83kg body division as a sub-Junior and did 107,5kg. He was crowned as South African Champion and his total set a new record for the Eastern Cape.

Sibulele Raqa, who is a learner at Newton Technical High School, came second in the 59kg body division as a sub-Junior and did 80kg.

Thabang Modukanela, also from Newton Technical High School, came first in the 59kg body division as a sub-Junior and did 90kg. Modukanela was also crowned a South African Champion as he also set a new record for the Eastern Cape.

David Jali is an assistant to physiotherapists at Cape Recife. He won first place in the 66kg body division as Master 1 and did 85kg. He was also crowned a South African Champion.

The last member of the team is Coach André Ludik, who won first place in the 120kg body division as Master 3 and did 165kg.

He was crowned a South African Champion and also set a new record in the Eastern Cape.

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