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Ricardo Arratia passed away

The National Federation of Chile announces with great sorrow that the ex-athlete, coach and official Ricardo Arratia passed away.

For many years, Arratia and weightlifting in Chile meant the same thing. He represents the real love to sport. Nothing was more important for him than weightlifting.

Since 1948 he was part of weightlifting and part of the founders of the first association in Valparaíso and then of the national federation. He was the first athlete who represented Chile and also the first Chilean ITO.

Hundreds of athletes of different generations were coached by him, received his advices and until today remember his particular way to encourage them at competence and the graphic way to explain the technical movements.

The Weightlifting Family would like to express its condolences to his family and the respect to the father of the Chilean weightlifting.