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Judith Chacon (VEN) 1986-2009

We are deeply saddened to inform the Weightlifting Family that Venezuelan lifter Judith Chacon passed away. She gave birth to a baby but was subsequently taken by H1N1 disease which she could not survive.
With Judith Chacon weightlifting lost a very important South-American athlete. She was a member of the Venezuela team in the Beijing Olympic Games (9th place in 53 kg), she took part in two junior world championships and in the 2006 world championships.
We express our condolences to the family and to the Venezuelan Federation. 

(Ruth Hossein)