The Fab Two: Moa & Dapo

Just a few words regarding the performance of two of our juniors, Moa and Dapo, at this year’s European Classic Powerlifting Championship held in Kaunas. They were magnificent.

It was the end of a long year competing for both of them; the Worlds in Calgary in June, their respective British Championships in September and October, culminating with the European Juniors in the last week of November.

Moa Wikner

This is Moa’s last year as a junior and she finished it very well, 3rd overall and a Gold medal in deadlift. Throughout the year she strives to get better and is a determined trainer in the gym. On the platform she got her rewards.

I must mention her last deadlift, she needed to pull 180kg (a big deadlift for a 63kg class lady) to place 3rd overall and secure deadlift gold. One lift for all the money. Her second attempt had been 177.5kg (PB) and that was hard enough. She pulls 180kg (PB)! It wasn’t pretty, it was as hard as it could be but she did it! On coming off the platform she was totally spent and empty.

For me she will pull a bigger deadlift but not a better one!

Adedapo Ojewale

Dapo is a young man with tremendous potential. This year unfortunately he has been managing an injury which as yet has not been sorted out. This has meant that on the squat and to a lesser degree the deadlift, loading him up prior to a competition has not been possible. At the European’s his preparation was very hit and miss but as he always does, he came good on the platform. Like all good lifters the platform is where they make a statement.

He achieved 5th overall and silver in the deadlift. A PB Total and deadlift was his reward for persevering throughout a less than perfect training cycle.

Both Moa and Dapo deserve the utmost credit for the way they both lift and represent BGWLC and Great Britain.

Martin

Dapo, Moa, Nathan Winsala with Martin. Medal haul: 2 bronzes, 2 silvers and 1 gold.

2018 SOUTHERN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION – Programme & Start List

SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2018
SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2018

PROGRAMME: SOUTHERN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION

LIFT TIMES

Notes:

(1) There will be a 10 minute break between each group.
(2) There will only be a break between the snatch and clean and jerk, if the group has six or less lifters.
(3) Lot numbers have been allocated and will be retained with the lifter throughout the competition even if they move categories and / or groups. Once the groups have been confirmed on completion of weigh in, then the lot number will be changed to the start number.
(4) The timetable is a guide only. If the number of lifters in Group 1 are absent, then we shall start all other groups earlier. If one lifter is missing then we will start 9 minutes earlier. Of course all my timing are theoretical and it is subjected to how fast or slow a group may run. We will not wait, but carry straight on. Therefore you should follow the course of competition very carefully.
(5) All competitors should remain in the venue during the competition – that is from weigh in – until completion of group. If you wish to leave then you must inform the Technical Controller – who shall be appointed on the day.

Start List for Saturday.

Start List for Sunday