Anna Van Bellinghen

Further Personal Information
Residence
Ohain, BEL
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
English, French, Russian
Higher education
Translation/interpretation - Higher Institute of Translators and Interpreters [ISTI]: Belgium
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began weightlifting in 2011.
Why this sport?
She was involved in athletics [shot put] before switching to weightlifting.
Club / Team
La Vaillante Saint-Quentin: France
Name of coach
Tom Goegebuer
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Once you are under the spell of weightlifting you will not let go. It is contagious." (bruzz.be, 15 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympic.be, 13 Apr 2019)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
She, her mother and two friends co-founded the Brussels Weightlifting School [BWS] in Belgium, where she also works as head coach. "I like to pass on [my experience] to young people who unfortunately start too late. Often they are already aged 18. There are far too many prejudices about weightlifting, especially in girls, and I want to suppress that taboo through serious guidance." (Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2019; bruzz.be, 15 Jul 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has taken a course in Russian language studies at Moscow State Linguistic University in the Russian Federation. (Facebook profile, 31 Aug 2019; bruzz.be, 15 Jul 2017)

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