Gallery 3: My lifting friends: Part 1
One of the best things of my weightlifting career are the great memories of my (international) competitions. I learned to know many 'brothers and sisters' in our weightlifting family.
I was so lucky to start in the period that female weightlifting was coming up strong. For those who think that female lifters are never feminine, watch my pictures.
Of course not all my friends are on this page, it is just a selection of my pictures.
I discovered a Russian World Champion to
1994 European Junior Championships in Rome:
I met Albina Khomitch who became World Champion 2001 in + 75 kg.
My dear Finish friends
Kari Kinnunen, more than a friend. My home 1998.
|Kari and me toasting on our friendship after a Finish
||Jyrki,me, Kari and Jarko. The brothers Jyrki and Jarko
Welling are both enemies on the platform but friends besides.
One of my dearest friends, Kaisa (-48) from Finland.
| Kaisa and Kari in Greece, Athens (WC
Trip to Euro Disney at the occasion of the European Union Championships
The Polish guestteam (M. Wawak, A. Wrobel, B. Prei, D. Misterska, A. Klejnowska,),
the French (S& A Matam, S. Dinouar, S. Richard,...)
and my training partner Luc Lammens.
The congenial female Polish team
|World Champion 2001 -58 kg:
|Aleksandra can also look sweet|
|World Champion Snatch 2001 -58 kg:
|Marieta with the typical Polish headgear
European bronze medal 2001:
|Dominika on a training camp in Finland
Me and Dominika in Antalya (WC 2001)
On the background Naïm Suleymanoglu.
|Suddenly I didn't feel so strong anymore, next to Agata
Wrobel and Aleksandra Klejnowska.
|Agata Wrobel from Poland.
World record breaker in the class +75 kg.
She jerked more than 160 kg!
Have you ever seen a women weighing 115 kg with little body fat?
My trip to Poland
This certainly is a trip which is written in my mind for ever.
Dzięki bardzo Marta, Ola i Domi!
|Aleksandra, Dominika, Marta (taking the picture) and me
walking in Łódz.
|Be careful when Dominika looks you in the eyes...
You can only say ' Tak , Domi..' ;-)
Training in Legnica.
Always motivating to train with Domi :-)
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