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Lifters benefit from weightlifting equipment |14 January 2022

Lifters benefit from weightlifting equipment

Mr Rose (left) handing over part of the equipment to coach Henriette (Photo: Jude Morel)

The Seychelles Weightlifting Association has received a quantity of weightlifting equipment from its parent body, the International Weightlifting Federation through the Weightlifting Federation of Africa.

The equipment arrived late last year but it was only yesterday that Seychelles Weightlifting Association (SWA) president Robert Rose handed them over to coach McDonald Henriette who is also a member of the SWA executive committee, at the Freedom Square gym.

Mr Rose was asked to make the presentation since he is an executive board member of both the Weightlifting Federation of Africa and the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation.

The equipment include four sets of training weights, barbells and initiation dumbbells for children.

The arrival of the equipment is a shot in the arm for local lifters as four of them ‒ Rick Confiance, Ruby Malvina, Romantha Larue and Clementina Agricole ‒ are preparing to take part in next month’s Mauritius International Open Weightlifting Championships 2022 which will also serve as a qualification event for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.


Gerard Govinden

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