Weightlifting Coaching Sports Structure Course ends

In an unprecedented move, the Ghana Olympic Committee with support from Olympic Solidarity has succesfully organised a three-month Coaching Sports Structure for 30 weightlifting coaches in Accra.

These coaches were drawn from the security services, tertiary institutions and individual clubs in the capital.


The training course which started on 8 May, 2014, ended over the weekend at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium with participants awarded with certificates.

Over the past few monhts, American Weightlifting instructor Kyle Pearce took the coaches through the various techniques of the discipline and he expressed his happiness at the turn of events.

“I am really impressed with the attitude of the participants because I have gone round the world to train other athletes and I think Ghana’s potentials in the discipline are amazing.

“I am leaving on Monday but wished I stayed till Ghana qualifies for Rio 2016 but will still stay in touch with the Federation to assist anytime I am needed," he summed up.