Our weightlifters have brought more medals back from the African Youth, Junior and Senior championships in Kampala, Uganda.
Fourteen countries took part in the championships with strong representation from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Cameroon.
In her first international competition, Sinazo Adonis won three gold medals in the juniors and placed fourth in the senior 53kg category.
Mona Pretorius won three silver medals in the senior 58kg category.┬á Matshidiso Masiu three gold medals in the youth and three more gold in the junior 63kg category.
Then Tlalane Ramarou, also in her first international championships, won three in the youth and three bronze in the junior 63kg..
Luwellyne Phillips was fourth junior and fifth senior, Lyle du Plooy fourth senior, and Jean Greeff took one silver and two gold medals as a junior and two silver and a bronze medal as a senior.
Beijing Olympian Darryn Anthony earned silver medals as a senior in the 85kg catergory.
Matshidiso Masiu took home three African records in the youth 58kg category and Zayanda Mjezu three African records in the youth 53kg category although her records were established at the World Yourh Championships earlier in the year.
She was not able to take part in the African champs as she underwent an appendectomy six weeks ago.
Aveenash Pandoo was appointed to the Scientific and coaching committee of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa where he will be able to access more latest research in training and also increase the standard further.
Also, at the Weightlifting Federation of Africa congress where Hester Montgomery is our Board member, Hubert Montgomery was appointed to join two other lifelong members from Egypt and Uganda to write about the history of the WFA since its establishment in 1978.