Adams, Taharally & Brisport going for Qualifying at GAPLF Novice Lift

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) Novices/ Juniors National Championship and Qualifiers will be held on Sunday and renown national athletes Nadine Taharally, Paul Adams, Wazim Mohamed and Franklyn Brisport will be looking to achieve qualifying weights for an international event scheduled for August 17 later this year.

In a release, the GAPL is reminding athletes that weigh-in begins at 06:00 hrs and ends at 07:30 hrs (6am to 7:30am). Competition will begin at 08:00 hrs (8am) at the Saint Stanislaus auditorium.


Due to COVID- 19 the GAPLF will not be allowing spectators at the venue and each team will only be allowed one coach. Everyone present will be expected to wear a mask. The competition will be live- streamed for the virtual audience via the GAPLF Facebook page.

GAPLF Novices/Juniors National Championships set for April 25

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) will host its Novices/ Juniors National Championship and Qualifiers on Sunday, April 25 according to a press release.

This will mark the return of an official GAPLF event since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020.

The weigh in starts from 06:00 hrs to 07:30 hrs (6am to 7:30am) while competition begins at 08:00 hrs (8am). The location for the event will be announced at a later date.

The registration form and monies can be submitted to Martin Webster or payment can be made to the Federation’s bank account. After depositing the money in the account, athletes are asked to send images of both the registration form and deposit slip.

Bank: Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited
Account Name: Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation
Account Number: 962356552194

“Due to COVID- 19 the GAPLF will not be allowing spectators at the venue and each team will only be allowed one coach. Everyone present will be expected to wear a mask. The competition will be live- streamed for the virtual audience.”

GAPLF cancels calendar of activities for 2020

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation has cancelled its calendar of activities for 2020. This was revealed in a release to the media.

It read; “Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all activities for the remainder of 2020. There will be no participation in any international competitions, until there is guaranteed safety for our athletes and officials”.

According to the missive; “This pandemic has presented many health and safety issues. As such it would be ill- advised for us to hold events, without potentially placing everyone at our events at risk. We have appreciated your support over the years and we look forward to resuming events in 2021”.


In closing, the Executive members of the GAPLF offered their prayers and best wishes to; “all who have been affected by this pandemic and hope for a quick return to normalcy for us all”.

GAPLF looks forward to working with Minister of Sport, Charles Ramson.

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF), met with the Honourable Charles Ramson, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports last Friday (August 14).
Representing the GAPLF were Runita White, Public Relations Officer and Erwyn Smith, Committee Member.

In a press release to the media, the GAPLF noted; “The Minister expressed his commitment to working in partnership with the GAPLF and framed the principles for engagement. Mr. Ramson stated that it was not his objective to interfere with the way in which the GAPLF operates and he committed to meeting on an ongoing basis to assist the advancement of the organisation’s goals”.

It continued; “Mr. Ramson said that a primary objective for all of the associations is to showcase Guyanese talent through national engagement”.

“Minister Ramson said that would be the first of many meetings to discuss the growth of the sport and wants to ensure that we are not discontented with the works of the Ministry”.


In closing the GAPLF highlighted that it is; “pleased to work alongside the Ministry in order to help with the development of the sport”.