WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!
On Saturday April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation hosted their annual European Championships in Biella IT.
CrossFit Basel was represented by four athletes and won 2 gold and one bronze medals, took 3 european records!
Our lifting Team currently holds 111 swiss, 4 european and 9 world records!
Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.
Results Team CrossFit Basel:
Gabi Schmutz, European Champion M3/-90kg:
Backsquat: 85kg (European Record)
Bench Press: 55kg
Deadlift: 102.5kg (European Record)
Total: 242.5kg (European Record)
Sarah Mentzen, 3rd Place SR/-70kg:
Bench Press: 65kg
Leonardo Bucci, 4th Place JR/-100kg:
Bench Press: 150kg
Ramon Gysin, 1st Place SR/-100kg:
Bench Press: 155kg
Ramon also attempted a world record in the Backsquat of 278kg. Unfortunately he didn’t make it.
Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.
Domenico, 80y old. 53kg bodyweight. 140kg Deadlift. Role model.
Are you interested in hosting one of Ramon Gysin’s Powerlifting Seminars?
Get back to him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for our team is the World Powerlifting Championship in Boston USA (3-4. November 2017).
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 or she will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.
Reports from the past: