Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gold Metals for Weightlifter

Douglas Sekone-Fraser, Verdon's very own powerlifter and Olympic class weightlifter, has won a gold medal in the junior men's under 19, 75kg division at the national powerlifting championships held in Auckland earlier this month. Douglas lifted a New Zealand record 210Kg in the deadlift.

A week later at the South Island Olympic weight lifting championships, Douglas repeated his gold medal success of the previous year in the junior men's under 21, 75kg class.

A lift of 100kg in the snatch and 125kg in the clean and jerk were both personal bests. The 225kg total has elevated him to Olympic B-Grade status, which qualifies him for the Oceania championships next year.

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