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Special weightlifters prepare for Summer Games

By Ron MacArthur | Apr 11, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur

Special Olympics weightlifters gathered April 5 at The Firm in Rehoboth Beach for a practice meet in preparation for the Summer Games to be held Saturday, June 7, at the University of Delaware. Local lifters meet two times a week at The Firm to train.

Jon Stoklosa of Newark warms up in the dead lift before attempting heavier weights. He has already qualified for the national tournament.

 

Mark Kelly, who trains at The Firm in Rehoboth Beach, is excited during his first meet. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dominick Silvestri moves in over the bar preparing to lift. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Local lifter Robert Smith, who trains at The Firm, participates in the April 5 meet. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Jon Stoklosa lets out a yell after a lift during a meet in Reboboth Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Colin Muller, who trains at The Firm, bends down over the bar during the dead-lift competition. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
David Hill of Newark prepares to bench press 380 pounds. Hill has qualified for the nationals. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dominick Silvestri gets pumped up before attempting a higher weight. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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