by Al Myers
I always like to see lifters get recognition by their local community for their personal accomplishments. Recently, Paula DeLaMata was awarded the Sports Scholarship Award for her All-Round Weightlifting accomplishments for the year 2012. This award was given to her on March 21st in East Staffordshire, England. Anyone who has been involved at all in IAWA knows Paula. Her vibrant and extremely outgoing personality makes her an “instant hit” at All Round meets. This, combined with her outstanding lifting, makes her STAND OUT to all the other lifters. She won her class at the 2012 IAWA World All Round Championships last fall in Salina, Kansas.
This exert came from a local paper, “The evening saw the Burton Albion Football Club Sports Personality of the Year awarded to weightlifter Paula DeLaMata . Paula has had an amazing year in her sport, winning several major honors, including the IAWA 2012 Open World Championships which were held in Kansas in October. Paula aims for this year are to defend her world title and maintain her position representing IAWA(UK) in International Competition.”
Congratulations Paula! I think I can speak on behalf of the entire IAWA membership when I say this, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!