Weight of expectation in Olympic year


Georgia Cervin will take part in the Perth Weightlifting Show.
Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d450051
Georgia Cervin will take part in the Perth Weightlifting Show. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d450051

Russian strongman Vlad Rigert and world champion Dmitry Lapikov, both of whom can lift more than 200kg, will team up to compete against 12 of WA’s best, including Fremantle’s Georgia Cervin.

“This event is such a coup that it will create history in Perth,” event organiser Bob Pavone said.

“As it’s an Olympic year, everyone normally likes to watch the weightlifting at the Olympics. Well, I’m showing people what it would feel like if they were there.

“This is history-making because what these two top Russian weightlifting legends will lift in Perth, no one will have ever seen before and this is the only time to see them outside of the Olympic Games.”

The Perth Weightlifting Show is on February 27 from 6pm at the Swan Yacht Club.

Tickets are $50 from www.olympifit.com , with $5 from each ticket going to victims of the Yarloop/Harvey fire.