In one months time, on May 21st 2016 we will be holding an in-house Olympic weightlifting competition to coincide with the gyms 3rd birthday celebrations. This is a chance for CrossFit SE11 members to get a taste for Olympic weightlifting in a fun but still competitive environment. Lift success will be determined in relation to your bodyweight, so whilst we won’t have weight categories – you will be weighed in at the start of the day.
You’ll have 3 attempts per lift to secure a heavy snatch then clean and jerk.
Date: Saturday 21st May 2016
Max number of lifters: 25
Open to: CrossFit SE11 members only
The day will be run by Maria Rosala and Chloé Cassar so you have an experienced pair of national level lifters overseeing the day. A little further information about your coaches:
Maria has been training as a weightlifter since 2014. She is coached by national coach and former British and Commonwealth medalist, Giles Greenwood. She competes nationally in the women’s 53kg category.
Maria has coached Olympic weightlifting at Crossfit SE11 for over a year. Last year she passed Giles Greenwood’s weightlifting instructor course and since then has experience of coaching and programming for weightlifters across London.
Chloé started weightlifting here at CrossFit SE11 and within 6 months of competing she managed to qualify for English and British Nationals in the women’s 69kg category, two of the biggest competitions held by The British Weightlifting Association. She has now trains under Coach Keith Morgan, who has taken his lifters to the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships and the Olympics.
She has competed internationally for Malta, unofficially breaking three national records and has secured a place on the Maltese national weightlifting team. Chloé is a British Weightlifting Level 1 coach.