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The Late Chris Chugg

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sudden and untimely passing (January 15th ) of our friend Chris Chugg.  

Chris was a champion weightlifter in his younger days and in recent years became one of the leading coaches in Australia, producing top lifters from his home state of Tasmania. He was a Life Member of Weightlifting Tasmania and had served diligently in many roles in the sport in a career extending in excess of 35 years.

Chris was a much loved and respected member of the weightlifting fraternity in the Oceania region and he will be greatly missed. 

Paul Coffa
OWF General Secretary