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Our team

President: Anna Vanbellinghen
Secretary: Isabelle Genot
Treasurer: Isabelle Genot
Head of Coaching & Programming: Anna Vanbellinghen
Marketing & Communication: Mathilde Denayer
Strategy Officer: Dirk Verreycken

 

Anna Van Bellinghen - Born on March 10, 1994 - Senior - SHN status (High Level Sportswoman) under ADEPS contract - ADEPS Instructor-Initiator - Master's degree in English and Russian translation.

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Anna's carreer highlights:

  • World weightlifting championships 2021 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 7th place
  • Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games - 11th place
  • European Senior Championships 2021 - 7th place
  • Roma 2020 World Cup - Bronze medal (snatch, clean and jerk and total) 
  • Cup of the Blue Swords 2019 (Meissen-Germany) - Gold medal (snatch and clean & jerk) 
  • European Senior Championships 2019 (Batumi-Georgia) - Gold medal in snatch and Silver medal in total
  • 2018 World University Championships - Gold Medal
  • 2018 Senior European Championships (Bucharest) - Silver medal in the snatch and 4th place in the Total
  • Senior World Championships 2018 in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) - 12th place
  • European Senior Championships 2017 in Split - Bronze medal in the clean and jerk and 4th place overall
  • Senior World Championships 2017 in Anaheim (California) - 10th place
  • European Senior Championships 2016 in Forde - 9th place despite a broken wrist 
  • European Championships U23 2016 in Tel Aviv - Bronze medal 
  • European Championships Senior 2015 in Tbilisi - 8th place
  • European Championships U23 2015 in Klaipeda - Bronze medal in the clean and jerk with 128 kg and 4th in the Total
  • European Junior Championships 2014 - 4th place
  • Junior World Championships 2014 - 8th place
  • several times Belgian Champion, Belgian Recordwoman Cadet, Junior and Senior.

Total record: 236 kg (108+128)

Snatch record: 110 kg
Clean and jerk record: 132kg

Marianne Saarhelo - born February 16, 1994 - Senior, Finnish, silver medal at the Roma 2020 World Cup, bronze medal at the Cup of the Blue Swords 2019 (Meissen-Germany) - Finnish U23 woman record in the <63kg category - 9th at the European Senior Championships 2019 in Batumi (Georgia) - 25th in her category at the World Championships 2018 in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

Martijn Verhagen - born 11 July 95 - Senior - Dutch - Martijn achieves his best performance at the BWS intimate tournament in 2019 with total of 235kg (105+130)

Dirk Verreycken - born March 3, 1988 - Senior, Belgian - Also in constant progress: with the 207kg (90+117) achieved in July 2019 in Aalst, he qualifies for the 2019 Belgian Championships even though he has only been weightlifting for 1 year! His best performance to date is a total of 235 (100 + 135) at the LFPH Championships in 2020

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

Adrien Dubus - born on October 20, 1989 - Senior - Physiotherapist and osteopath - Best performance at the interclub of Seraing in April 2019, where he achieved a total of 163kg (71 and 92).

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