BRUSSELS WEIGHTLIFTING SCHOOL Weightlifting, powerlifting and physical preparation school in Ixelles/Watermael-Boitsfort

Our team

Olympic Games Tokyo Anna Vanbellinghen snatch 97

anna vanbellinghen

Founder and President of BWS - Head of coaching and programming

High level sportswoman under ADEPS contract and certified ADEPS Instructor-Initiator 

Professional weightlifter with an impressive track record including: World and European Championships and Tokyo Olympic Games, European Vice-Champion 2019.  Read more

Marianne Saarhelo WWC2021

Marianne saarhelo

Coach

Finnish professional weightlifter

World and European Championships  Read more

Dirk HSPC cropped

Dirk Verreycken

Coach

Certified Sport Vlaanderen Instructor-Initiator.

He has been at BWS for over 4 years and realized his best performance during a friendly competition at the SCNeuilly (France) in 2022, with a total of 251 (109 + 142).

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Adrien dubus

adrien dubus

Founding member of BWS

Physiotherapist and osteopath  Read more

 

Lisa Vuylsteker Lift.n.stretch Coach sportive spécialisée en force mobilité et souplesse

Lisa Vuylsteker

Personal trainer specialized in mobility, strength and flexibility

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Martijn Verhagen - born 11 July 95 - Senior - Dutch - Martijn achieves his best performance at an interclub competition in Lasne in 2022 with total of 240kg (105+135)

Alissa Ezzeddine - born April 18, 2003 - Currently under ESI (Currently on ESI status: Espoir Sportif International) - Her best performance is 150kg (67+83) at the 2021 French Championships

Isabelle Genot - Master 60 - Silver medalist at the European Master Championships in 2021 in Alkmaar (Netherlands). She achieved a total of 91 (39+52) at the 2021 Belgian Master Championships adding 6kg to her record only 2 months later at the BWS intimate tournament (42+55)

Alea Fairchild - born on June 28, 1964 - Master 55 regularly medalist at the European Masters Championships - Gold medalist at the Asia Pacific Games 2018 - recordwoman of her age category

Referees

Brussels Weightlifting School also has many official FRBPH referees in its ranks:

  • Anna Vanbellinghen
  • Isabelle Genot
  • Alea Fairchild (also an IWF referee)
  • Dirck Verreycken
  • Martijn Verhagen
  • Mathilde Denayer
  • Michael Verbeken
  • Melissa Claudio
Official weightlifting referee Belgium

President: Anna Vanbellinghen

Secretary: Isabelle Genot

Treasurer: Isabelle Genot

Head of Coaching & Programming: Anna Vanbellinghen

Marketing & Communication: Mathilde Denayer

Strategy Officer: Dirk Verreycken

Statistics Officer: Michael Verbeken