Algiers 2018: Sherif Osman named Best Powerlifter

Egyptian wins social media vote after African title triumph 23 Aug 2018 By IPC

Sherif Osman has been chosen as “Best African Powerlifter” after successfully defending his title at the African Championships in Algiers, Algeria.

The Egyptian comfortably won the men’s up to 59kg title after clearing the bar at 206kg, over three times his body weight.

The vote was carried out on World Para Powerlifting’s Facebook , Twitter and Instagram, with Osman collecting the most combined votes across all social media pages.

Nigeria’s Roland Ezuruike and Bose Omolayo, and Algeria’s Adra Lamia were also nominated.

Full results of Algiers 2018 are available online.

The next powerlifting regional Championships will be the Asia-Oceania Open, set to take place in Kitakyushu, Japan, between 8 and 12 September.