The Bohemian Barbelle Club shared the exciting news that their team earned three gold medals at the World Powerlifting Congress and Team SA as a whole, brought home 14 championship titles.
South Africa (16 November 2023) – The Bohemian Barbelle Club team have returned home to South Africa after the World Powerlifting Congress with some uplifting news to share.
Amy Froneman (43), Michael Naidoo (44), Chantelle Buitendag (34) and Lily Ann Day (17) joined Team South Africa in Manchester, UK last month to “pump iron” at the World Powerlifting Congress. The event celebrates the strongest amongst us, and the mental, physical and emotional toll the sport takes on athletes as they work towards reaching their personal bests.
Amy reached out to share that she was so proud of her Capetonian team, who brought home gold medals and a World Championship title for South Africa.
“Out of the four Capetonians who all hail from the same garage gym in Sunningdale, three of us got gold medals and have earned the World Champion title for our federation. I am beyond thrilled with how my team performed at this event and could not be prouder of them – we already have our sights set on next year’s events!”
The South African team as a whole performed phenomenally. Amy shared that the team was made up of 16 competitors, including herself and her three gym-mates. Team South Africa as a whole earned many of the World Titles for the event which is huge, considering that South Africa was one of the smaller teams at the event.
“Team South Africa did extremely well overall and out of only 16 competitors from across the country, we have returned with 14 world champions, 7 new world records and 2 best overall lifter awards.
Team South Africa was one of the smaller teams at the event but we were also one of the loudest and I can safely say that we all had an absolute blast and made our mark. Special thank you to the WPC SA president Zane Ison for not only competing but also managing and supporting each and every team member every day of the 6-day competition.”