World Master’s Two 74kg power lifting champion and dead lift record holder Winston ‘Little Master’ Stoby departed for Orlando, Florida yesterday on a quest to successfully defend his title at this year’s World Masters Championships.
According to a press release from the Guyana Amateur Power Lifting Federation (GAPF), Stoby will compete today at 17:00hrs at the championships being staged at the Hyatt Hotel.
The ‘Little Master’ is expected to better his personal record with a 277kg attempt in the dead lift which was achieved at the local Masters Championships in June earlier this year.
However, the youngest lifter, Greg Page of the USA, who will start as favorite, stands in his way for overall honours.
Due to inadequate funds, the federation was unable to have a manager/ coach to accompany Stoby.
Despite the setback, Australia’s team has agreed to assist him as a fellow Commonwealth lifter and will be in his corner when he lifts.
Name Year of Birth Nation Total listed
1. Greg Page 1963 USA 705kgs
2. Winston Stoby 1959 GUYANA 637.5kgs
3. Roland Asmus 1960 GERMANY 592.5kgs
4. Koichi Taniguchi 1960 JAPAN 585.0kgs
5. Allan Ottolangui 1960 GREAT BRITAIN 580.0kgs
6. Tomas Berg 1960 SWEDEN 557.0kgs
7. Pascal Piffard 1962 FRANCE 547.5kgs
8. Jan Sahlgren 1960 DENMARK 540.0kgs
9. Akinori Yasukura 1958 JAPAN 530.0kgs
Lifts will be shown live on ustream or goodlift.com