Leading supplement and fitness products supplier, Fitness Express, has once again answered the call for support of a sporting discipline.
Fitness Express (47 Sheriff Street, Campbellville) on Tuesday presented a cheque to Committee Member of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF), Paul Adams to be the main sponsor of this year’s Claude Charles Memorial Intermediate and Masters Powerlifting Championships.
The Championships billed for June 5, will be held at the Critchlow Labour College.
According to a press release from the GAPF, the event is expected to usher in the return of one of Guyana’s most seasoned and decorated powerlifters, ‘Big’ John Edwards (Master One) who will be making a comeback after three years.
Patrons can also look forward to the likes of Winston ‘Little Master’ Stoby, who will be competing in the Masters Two category, Frank Tucker, President of the Guyana Weightlifting Association in the Masters Three category and Farouk Abdool out of Hardcore Gym in Berbice.
Several young strongmen are expected to vie for supremacy in the Intermediate Category and Best Lifter for Novices Unequipped 2016, Carlos Peterson has already set the tone with his stellar performance in Berbice and is expected to better his previous total. Best lifter for the Equipped category Arif Immamdeen of Elite Systems will be competing but is expected to face fierce opposition for Sub Junior Powerhouse, Romario Gonsalves of Life Gym.
Seasoned body builder and Ms. Physique competition, Nadina Taharally will be stepping on the platform to compete in the Masters One and Intermediate categories. Much is expected of the two Unequipped females Lisa Oudit and Melissa Tucker whose Novice performances were quite impressive.
Lifting will commence at 10:30 and Admission is $500. Food and drinks will be on sale and there will be novelty events for members of the audience to participate and win prizes. There will also be guest lifting by some members of the team selected to represent Guyana at this year’s Caribbean Powerlifting Championships in St. Croix, USVI in August.