TUD Tallaght to stage Olympic weightlifting event

TUD Tallaght Campus Weightlifting Club will be holding an Olympic weightlifting competition for the first time on May 25.

The event is expected to attract up to 30 lifters from colleges around the country as well as affiliates of the event’s primary sponsor Flyefit Tallaght.

TUD Tallaght in the Dublin Open left to right Garry Hurley Alex Karakatsanis Sam Dalton

TUD Tallaght weightlifters Gerry Hurley, Alex Karakatsanis and Sam Dalton

A number of local competitors will be in action including TUD Tallaght Weightlifting Club PRO and current Leinster Senior 61kg champion Garry Hurley.

National Junior champion Alex Karakatsanis will line out in the -96kg weight class while Ossy Lawani will be hoping to build on his fourth place finish at the Intervarsities when he takes his place in the -81kg weight class.

“This is the first time we have ever run the event and we hope to make it an annual competition going forward” said Hurley.

Anyone interested in the tournament can sign up on eventbrite or follow the club on instagram @tudublin_tc_weightlifting

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