The Sierra Leone Weightlifting Association is preparing for the first Youth and 15th Men and 10th women Africa Championships slated to be held in Kampala, Uganda from July 26th to August 2nd this year.
The head coach of the association Sonny Johnson said that in connection with this competition the association is going to organize the Western Area Weightlifting Association and bench press championship which will take place at the Globe cinema hall, Syke Street, Freetown on Sunday June 21 this year.
Coach Sonny also revealed that this competition is to determine the selection of the Weightlifters that will be representing the country in Uganda
He also stated that in connection with the competition all executive members and coaches of various gyming schools, technical officials Weightlifters and desk officers have been invited to important meetings to plan for both the trial and the competition.
Coach Sonny also mentioned that various Weightlifters in the various gym schools have started intensive training for the competition as the selection will be made on merit only and those who are not able to leave up to standard will not make the trip to Uganda.