Powerlifter returns to compete after 20 year break

June 25, 2014   ·   0 Comments

PowerlifterSleno sets provincial

record in Masters class

Orangeville powerlifting coach and author of the book ‘Shaking Hands,’ Nelson Sleno, laced up his lifting shoes and tightened his belt to compete at the University of Toronto Open Powerlifting competion held in Mississauga on Saturday, June 21.

Lifting at a body weight of 123 lbs, Sleno set four provincial lifting records in the Masters 3 (60-69 years) age group in the 59 kgm weight class.

Representing Highland Powerlifting club, Sleno squatted 120kgs (264lbs) for a Provin cial Record, bench pressed 72.5kgs (160lbs).

He  narrowly missing the Provincial mark of 77kgs.

He deadlifted a record 112kgs (248lbs) and established a three-lift total of 305kgs for a very successful day.

Sleno credits Anthony Fenech who he coaches at Big Tyme Fitness.

Sleno says coaching Fenech turned up the longstanding desire to see if he could actually pull it off and lift in a meet after twenty years and many personal challenges.

Fenech travelled with Sleno to Mississauga to second him at his attempt to successfully re-enter competition.

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