Belgian Masters and 5th International Masters and Ladies Open, Waregem – Belgium

When they announced at the end of last year that the Belgian Masters would be moved from Sept to this date in June, I was not happy for a few reasons.  The main reason was that this is my birthday, and to be quite specific, this was my 50th birthday.  For me, birthday number 50 is/was a big deal, but I decided to go and do it and celebrate with the family the day after.

Nice birthday.   Got five for six with all white lights (only one miss with my 2nd snatch), my Masters title and won best woman overall by one sinclair point!  Having 60+ people/fellow lifters singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to me when I got my trophy was a very nice touch (thanks to Myriam for frequently mentioning my birthday!!  😉  ).

Very long 12 hour day, and the body waking me up around 3:30am makes it longer, but now we go celebrate with a nice meal and a family gathering.    Next stop in three weeks, Stubenberg am See in Austria for a friendly Masters open.

Many thanks to fellow lifter Louis Denayer for taking photos for me, as well as his excellent lifting after a shoulder injury. I hope I am as good as he is when I’m in my 70s!

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