WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!
On Sunday, March 20th, the Swiss Drug Free Powerlifting Federation (part of WDFPF) hosted their annual Swiss Championships in Lausanne. 30 athletes participated. The Committee thanks all volunteers and all participants, congratulations for the great results!
CrossFit Basel was represented by seven athletes and won 6 gold medals, took 9 swiss and 2 european records!
Monika, Sonja, Aline, Nick and me (Ramon) qualified for the World Championships in November.
Our lifting Team currently holds 78 swiss, 3 european and 5 world records!
Find detailed results and videos on the bottom of the post.
What is Powerlifting?
Every athlete has three attempts in the following three exercises (Powerlifts). The total of the best lifts count towards the total.
You can also compete in Single Lift Competitions where you choose to compete in one, two, or all three lifts, but get ranked separately in each lift.
The next event is the Swiss Single Lift Championship in Colombier (Saturday April 23rd).
There are raw competitions where only a belt is allowed and there are equipped competitions (single ply => one layer of suits/equipment and multi ply => several layers of equipment) where athletes wear assistant suits, briefs and knee wraps to be able to lift much more weight.
Team CrossFit Basel is competing raw.
What is the WDFPF?
The World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation was established to give drug free lifters a home as in most strength sports there is no or little drug testing. In fact there is no other sports federation (including ALL olympic sports!) in the world today that knows such severe punishment like the WDFPF. If an athlete is tested positive he will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.
The official results of the Swiss Powerlifting Championships (SDFPF) 2016 – Lausanne:
1. Edmund Prizeman 394.91
2. Ramon Gysin 381.20
3. Mauro Calderara 353.89
1. Linda Morgenthaler 272.89
2. Tanja Zwicky 245.97
3. Katia Kellenberger 240.34
Congratulations to everyone for your fantastic performance and great achievements!
Results Team CrossFit Basel:
Monika Kohler, Swiss Champion M4/-70kg:
Backsquat: 85kg (Swiss Record)
Bench Press: 50kg (Swiss Record)
Deadlift: 102.5kg (European Record)
Total: 237.5kg (European Record)/181.33 points
Sonja Gysin, Swiss Champion M3/-58.5kg:
Backsquat: 55kg (Swiss Record)
Bench Press: 38kg (Swiss Record)
Deadlift: 110kg (Swiss Record)
Total: 203kg (Swiss Record)/179.15 points
Aline Seebacher, Swiss Champion SR/-70kg:
Bench Press: 67.5kg
Total: 290kg/238.82 points
Fisnik Kuçi, Swiss Champion JR/-75kg:
Bench Press: 77.5kg
Total: 352.5kg/242.31 points
Fiorino D’Angelo, 4th place SR/-100kg:
Bench Press: 75kg
Total: 355kg/197.56 points
Ramon Gysin, Swiss Champion SR/-100kg:
Bench Press: 160kg
Total: 685kg/381.20 points
Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.
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