Champ praises Fiji

USA weight lifting coach Pyrros Dimas during the IWF 2019 Junior World Weight Lifting championship at FMF Gymnasium yesterday. Picture: RAMA

THREE times Olympic Games gold medallist Pyrros Dimas has commended the Fiji Weightlifting Federation on the capability of hosting the International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships in Suva.

“Fiji has done a very good job,” Dimas said.

“For some of us coming from overseas, we never thought that this could be possible and it is excellent.”

Team Fiji coach Henry Elder Jr said Dimas’ comment boosted participation in the sport.

“To hear someone of Dimas’ calibre praise such an event is a great achievement on its own,” Elder Jr said.

Dimas won gold at the 1992,1996 and 2000 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in 2004.

He is also the three times world champion winning gold in the men’s 83kg grade in 1993 and 1995 and gold in the men’s 85kg grade in 1998.

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