The weightlifting family is mourning: Argentine Claudio Leveque, who was not only a great athlete but a big personality in weightlifting passed away recently.
He was born in France but naturalized to Argentina and started to lift weights in the ’60s. An outstanding performance of his was becoming South American champion in 1973.
After his retirement, he remained active with his beloved sport as the leader of Federacion Argentina de Pesas (Argentine Weightlifting Federation) and as an international referee. He was on duty as a referee for the last time in Tashkent, at the 2018 IWF Youth World Championships.
The IWF sends its condolences to the Argentine Weightlifting Federation and to his relatives.