Marcel Vorster, 2017 world university powerlifting champion

Posted on August 02, 2017


The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that it counts among its number an international powerlifting champion.

Marcel Vorster, a BCom Law graduate and penultimate LLB student at the University of Pretoria, walked away with three gold medals at the 2nd IPF University Classic Powerlifting World Cup held recently in Potchefstroom.

Competing in the 66kg division, Vorster took the gold in the squat and bench press categories, and deadlifted 195kg. He was announced the overall winner of the division, breaking five SA records in the process.

Ninety-one powerlifters from 28 universities in 13 countries competed in this competition.

- Author Elzet Hurter

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences