Gallery 2: Lifting Action, part 2


My senior years (+20 years)

 I had to wait till senoir age, 1996, to snatch the 'magical' weight of 100 kg (Kindsbach - Germany) in the class -59 kg.

A heavy clean in training.


In 1997 I made my selection to the World Championships in Chiang Mai (Thailand) with 242.5 kg total (snatch 105 kg, jerk 137.5 kg).

Walking with the Belgian flag for the Opening Ceremony from the World Championships 1998 in Finland. I lifted in 62 kg class 110 snatch and 142.5 kg jerk. 


140 kg Jerk on the European Championships 1999 in La Coruņa (Spain) where I placed 9 th. 


One of my best results, I reached in the unmatched World Championships from 1999 in Athens. 
I snatched 120 and jerked 150.




European Championships 2000 -

Sofia (Bulgaria)

My last chance to qualify for the Sydney Olympics.

Training results were perfect, 125 snatch and 155 Jerk ....

but somehow I had a black day and couldn't make a total.

I missed my starting weight from 120 kg snatch three times... 

and the dream was over. 



European championship 2002 (Antalya)

I suffered a severe back injury
but managed to lift better than expected.

 I ended in 5 th place. 



145 kg clean&jerk, European Championships 2003 Loutraki

European championship 2003 (Loutraki Greece)

After my back injury, I was happy to be back on international level. 

The snatch was disappointing, however the jerk with 145 kg was satisfying.

 For a full report and more pictures visit Loutraki EC 03  report. 



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