WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!
On Saturday, April 23rd, the Swiss Drug Free Powerlifting Federation (part of WDFPF) hosted their annual Swiss Championships in Colombier. For the first time the Single Lift Competition was separated from the Powerlifting. About 30 athletes participated. The Committee thanks all volunteers and all participants, congratulations for the great results!
CrossFit Basel was represented by Nick, Fisnik and Ramon and won 5 gold medals, took 1 swiss and 1 world record! Ramon won best lifter in the Squat and the Deadlift according to bodyweight and age adjusted points across all categories.
Our lifting Team currently holds 78 swiss, 3 european and 6 world records!
Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.
The official detailed results will follow soon (when published by the federation.
Results Team CrossFit Basel:
Fisnik Kuçi, Swiss Champion JR/-67.5kg in the Deadlift:
Nick Charnley, Swiss Champion M1/-60kg in the Squat (WR) and Deadlift:
Deadlift: 167.5kg – X171kg
Ramon Gysin, Swiss Champion SR/-100kg in the Squat and Deadlift, second in Bench Press:
Squat: 240kg – X272kg
Bench Press: 157.5kg – X162.5kg
Deadlift: 260kg – X270kg
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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.
Reports from the past: