Weightlifting: Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championship and African Senior Championship-Triple gold for Jeanne


15-October-2011

JEANNE … Triple African senior championship gold medallist and Commonwealth senior championship silver medallist

Jeanne snatched 127kg and clean & jerked 159kg for an Olympic total of 277kg in the 105kg category at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.

His total lift of 277kg earned him the silver medal in the Commonwealth senior championship.
Jeanne’s three gold medals bring to six the number of medals of the gold hue won by Seychellois lifters taking part in the African senior championship after Janet Georges completed a clean sweep for the fifth time in the women’s 69kg division.

Georges finished with an Olympic total of 206kg (snatch 96kg and clean & jerk 110kg) to also win the Commonwealth senior championship silver medal.

Seychelles’ other medallists in Cape Town are: Sirous Farabeau (three silver medallists in the African senior championship – Olympic total of 187kg with 82kg in snatch and 105kg in clean & jerk in the 85kg category and a silver in the Commonwealth youth championship), Charles Siméon (Olympic total of 225kg for a silver, 110kg in snatch for bronze and 145kg in clean & jerk for silver in the 77kg category), Rena Agricole (three bronze medals in the African senior championship – Olympic total of 125kg with 60kg in snatch and 65kg in clean & jerk in the 63kg division and a silver medal in the Commonwealth youth championship), Ruby Malvina (three silver in the African senior championship with 163kg after snatching 70kg and lifting 93kg in the clean & jerk of the 58kg category), Rick Confiance (three silver in the senior 56kg category of the African senior championship after snatching 75kg and getting 90kg in the clean & jerk for an Olympic total of 165kg), Katsia Télémaque (three silver in the 48kg category of the African senior championship after snatching 65kg and finishing with 79kg in the clean & jerk for a 144kg total.  The same performance won her a bronze medal in the senior Commonwealth Championship) and Ian Rose (three bronze medals in the 69kg category of the African senior championship after snatching 105kg and lifting 130kg in the clean & jerk event for a total of 235kg).

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