Massive medals haul for powerlifters from Orlando event

The nation’s powerlifters returned from the Caribbean and Pan American Powerlifting Championships with a massive medal haul, world rankings, Caribbean Team honours, several records and a best lifter award.

Guyana’s medal heist at the two-in-one championships which concluded on Saturday in Orlando, Florida, USA comprised seven golds, six silvers and four bronze medals.

Along with the podium worthy performances, the local strongmen successfully defended their Caribbean title while men’s 83kg Pan Am record breaking powerlifter, Randolph ‘The Accomplisher’ Morgan was named the best overall lifter for the Caribbean championship segment.

Here is a brief summary of the lifters outstanding performances:
WOMEN OPEN
84.0kg weight class – GOLD   Kimberley Mars – Loncke
MEN OPEN
66.0kg weight class – GOLD Vijai Rahim
74.0kg weight class – GOLD Winston Stoby
– SILVER Paul Adams
83.0kg weight class – GOLD Randolph Morgan
– SILVER Anis Ade Thomas
120kg weight class – GOLD Colin Chesney
-SILVER John Edwards
DID NOT QUALIFY
105.0kg weight class   Karel Mars (started too heavy squat 325kgs)
14TH IPF / FESUPO / NAPF PAN AMERICAN POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS – junior / open / team categories
WOMEN OPEN
84.0kg weight class    – BRONZE Kimberley Mars – Loncke
MEN OPEN
66.0kg weight class    – BRONZE Vijai Rahim
83.0kg weight class    – SILVER Randolph Morgan
– BRONZE Anis Ade Thomas
MEN MASTERS I
120kg weight class    – GOLD John Edwards
MEN MASTERS II
74.0kg weight class    -SILVER Winston Stoby
MEN SUB JUNIORS
53.0kg – 105.0kg weight class combined   – GOLD   Gumendra Shewdas (highest l Wilkes points                            485)
MEN JUNIORS
66.0kg weight class    – SILVER Vijai Rahim
– BRONZE Fabian Ketwaroo
DID NOT QUALIFY
59.0kg weight class    Suraj Shewdas (started too heavy squat 190kgs)
105.0kg weight class    Karel Mars (started too heavy squat 325kgs)
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS PLACING (GUYANA)
7TH CARIBBEAN POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 5 nations participated
MEN TEAM PLACINGS
1ST Place GUYANA   57 points
2ND Place PUERTO RICO   51 points
3RD Place US VIRGIN ISLANDS 37 points
4th Place TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 36 points
BEST LIFTER MALE OVERALL Randolph Morgan (GUY) – 562.28 WILKES POINTS
OUTSTANDING LIFTERS FOR GUYANA WERE:
WOMEN OPEN-   Kimberly Mars Loncke-
Gold Medal 84kg Caribbean Level
MALE OPEN    – Randolph Morgan- Gold Medal Caribbean 83kg
Best lifter overall Men – Caribbean Championship
Silver Medal Pan American 83kg
Dead lift record 330kgs Pan American level
MALE JUNIOR & OPEN   – Vijai Rahim
Gold Medal Men Open 66kg Caribbean Level
Silver Medal Men Juniors 66kg Pan American level
Bronze Medal Men Open 66kg Pan American level

MALE SUB JUNIORS – Gumendra Shewdas
Gold Medal 53kg Pan American level
World ranking – No 1 with total of 497.5kg
MALE MASTERS 1 – John Edwards

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