Vegan Weightlifter Scoops Gold At Major American Meet

Vegan Weightlifter Scoops Gold At Major American Meet


(updated 28th September 2020)

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The athlete scooped the top spot (Photo: Ramona Cadogan) - Media Credit:

A vegan weightlifter has scooped gold at the recent Pan American Masters Championships.

Ramona Cadogan competed against the best Olympic lifters in North America in Orlando to claim her victory.

Cadogan, who had been vegan for 13 years, credited following Dr. Michael Greger’sDaily Dozen‘ checklist, for some of her recent vegan gains.

Vegan lifter

Cadogan’s coach Vasily Polovnikov had made alterations to the athlete’s lifting technique less than two months before the meet – and the changes paid off.

All of Cadogan’s six lifts were successful (she was the only in her category to achieve this). Her snatch of 58kg led her division, and her clean and jerk of 70kg was the joint largest. She won the category with a total of 128 kg which won by 8 kg.

“I felt very well prepared!” Cadogan told Great Vegan Athletes after the meet. “My coach Vasily Polovnikov has the best credentials and gets all his athletes to excel beyond their dreams.”

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