Powerlifters excel at provincial champs

2019-05-22 06:00
Some of the athletes who competed in the Eastern Cape Equipped Powerlifting Championships at Cape Recife on April 27. From left are Elisabeth Barry, Samantha Harding, Nicola Maritz, Ance Vermaak, Anika Ferreira and Minke Colling.                         Photo:SUPPLIED

Some of the athletes who competed in the Eastern Cape Equipped Powerlifting Championships at Cape Recife on April 27. From left are Elisabeth Barry, Samantha Harding, Nicola Maritz, Ance Vermaak, Anika Ferreira and Minke Colling. Photo:SUPPLIED

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SEVERAL athletes gave it their all during the Eastern Cape Equipped Powerlifting Championships that took place at Cape Recife on April 27.

Minke Colling, Ance Vermaak, Rutgar Leibach and Mornay Human were the first-time lifters looking to make a name for themselves.

In the junior women’s (63kg body) category, Samantha Harding set two new Eastern Cape records, namely, a 112,5 squat lift and a total lift of 300. In the Master 2 Men’s (120+kg body) category, first-timer Human broke the Eastern Cape record for bench lifting with 150.

In the sub-junior women (57kg) division, it was a close battle between two lifters. Anika Ferreira and Colling both totalled the same weight, but in the end the winner was Ferreira who won on body weight.

The lifters who qualified for the South African Equipped Championships in Gauteng on July 6 are:

  • Sub-Junior Ladies

Minke Colling, 57kg

Anika Ferreira, 57kg

Ance Vermaak, 63kg

  • Junior Ladies

Patricia Harding, 47kg

Nicola Maritz, 63kg

Samantha Harding, 63kg

  • Senior Ladies

Elisabeth Barry, 52kg

Samantha Harding, 63kg

  • Master 1 Ladies

Elisabeth Barry, 52kg

  • Sub-Junior Men’s

Erich Human, 74kg

Simon Curtain, 83kg

  • Master 1 Men’s

Steve Harding, 93kg

  • Master 3 Men’s

André Ludik, 120kg

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