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K150 thousand at stake in power lifting competition

Written by  Moses Nyirenda

Kadammanja-Everything is in place to host this years powerlifting competition

Lilongwe, November 30, 2017: Malawi weightlifters and bodybuilders stand a chance to walk away with K150 thousand in a weightlifting competition scheduled to take place on December 9, 2017 at Flex Appeal Gym, Maula Mall in Lilongwe.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Jonathan Kadam’manja who is the manager of Flex Appeal gym and also organizer of the competition, said all is set for the competition to take place.

He said the first prize for the competition is a trophy with K 150 000 cash, the  second prize is K 100 000 while the third prize is K 50 000. 

“Everything is in place to host this year’s power lifting competition. We are currently looking forward for potential participants to register in large numbers before the day of the competition is due as registration is currently in progress,” said Kadam’manja.

He added that the competition, which has so far registered 15 contestants, will be conducted in three categories namely; light weight, middle weight and heavy weight. The contestants will compete in three workout sets, Bench Press, Deadlift and Squats.

According to Kadam’manja, power lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight based on three sets; Bench Press, Deadlift and Squats.

He further explained that the competition is aimed to promote power lifting in Malawi and encourage people to venture into the sport which is one of the most recognized globally.

“Through this competition, we want to introduce power lifting in Malawi and motivate more people to start training and participating in future power lifting competitions,” he said.    

This will be the second time for Flex Appeal Gym to host the competition. The first was in 2016.

For the one to be held on 9th December, the entry fee has been pegged at K2 000. Organizers intend to make this an annual event to raise the weightlifting culture in Malawi.

The competition has been sponsored by Cool Drop and Cool Touch, a division of ZAMM investments and Tutlas Fast Save.

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