WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!
Team CrossFit Basel/Stronger Switzerland was represented by eight athletes at the Swiss Powerlifting Championship 2020 (SDFPF) at CrossFit Basel. They won seven gold medals. Laila and Sonja broke several european and world, Krysia and Charlotte several swiss records.
Heidi was second best female lifter. Ramon was third best male lifter.
6 athletes qualified for World Championships in Dublin.
Our lifting Team currently holds 76 swiss, 15 european and 12 world records (WDFPF)!
Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.
Results Team CrossFit Basel/Stronger Switzerland:
Laila Miarelli, 1st place T2/-58.5kg:
Backsquat: 92.5kg (Swiss Record)
Bench Press: 55kg (World Record)
Total: 265kg (World Record)
Sonja Gysin, 1st Place M4/-58.5kg:
Backsquat: 57.5kg (Swiss record)
Bench Press: 40.5kg (European record)
Deadlift: 112.5kg (European record)
Total: 210.5kg (European record)
Heidrun Kirchhoff, 1st Place SR/-63kg, 2nd place overall:
Bench Press: 72.5kg
Lydia Kolb, 5th Place SR/-70kg:
Bench Press: 52.5kg
Krysia Waterhouse, 1st Place SR/-90kg:
Backsquat: 145kg (Swiss record)
Bench Press: 95kg (Swiss record)
Total: 400kg (Swiss record)
Charlotte Svendsen, 1st Place SR/+90kg:
Backsquat: 145kg (Swiss record)
Bench Press: 105kg (Swiss record)
Deadlift: 192.5kg (Swiss record)
Total: 442.5kg (Swiss record)
Bayram Dincer, 1st Place M1/-90kg:
Bench Press: 80kg
Ramon Gysin, 1st Place SR/-110kg, 2nd Place overall:
Bench Press: 160kg
Headcoach Ramon Gysin:
„The event went very smooth, a big thank you goes out to all volunteers who helped setting up the stage on Friday night and during the competition day! Thanks to the judges and congrats to all fellow athletes!
I am very happy with the performance of our team, they did a great job. Plenty of personal bests and records being achieved!
The youngest athlete was 17, the oldest 60. Everybody can compete in Powerlifting. Strength Training is important for Health and the Sport of Powerlifting is all about showing control over the loads you move, the rules are very strict. Try it! Lifting weights is not dangerous, not doing anything IS dangerous.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”—Socrates
We are made to move. Hence this is what I try to do every day. The other magic trick I use is the following: Don’t do stupid shit! If you think you will get hurt, don’t do it. If you don’t know HOW to do it, ask somebody who knows or, if you are smart enough to distinguish good advice from bad advice, watch videos on youtube or use google. If you are in pain, do something, don’t ignore it. Find out, what it is. Heal. Train around the pain, come back, get stronger and fitter. Keep going and never stop. Just don’t stop. Don’t even think about.
“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” —Steven Pressfield
Body, mind and soul, all needs to be in balance. To function, the body needs some sort of resistance training, otherwise muscles will become weak, you are more vulnerable. It’s like taking care of your car. So far as I know, I got one body and can’t renew my leasing every 4 years and get a new one. So I try to keep an eye on it. It carries my brain and my soul. A fit body gives me more options. And a fit body is necessary for a fit mind. So I strongly believe in being fit to be able to contribute more AND LONGER. Happy lifting!“
Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.
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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.
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.
The WDFPF is also an inclusive federation, all athletes, no matter what age, are competing at the same venue at the same competition together, ranked in their respective weight and age classes.
Reports from the past:
BZ Basel European Championship 2015