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Obituary for Pedro Serrano Negrón

The Puerto Rico Weightlifting Federation informs with great sorrow the passing of one of its most outstanding athletes, coach and Technical Official, Mr. Pedro Serrano Negrón. He departed this physical world on November 9th, but he left a fruitful history for generations to come.  From 1954 to 1978 he participated in more than 35 international weightlifting competitions earning medals in Central American and Caribbean Games as well as in Pan American Games.  He also participated in Olympic Games.  In 1970 he became a Category #1 Technical Official and since then has been the “Professor” for all of us aspiring to obtain such honor.  He was also the first person involved in the Spanish version of the IWF Rulebook, which has been edited several times based on his initial endeavor.  He remained active as a Master lifter positioning himself as one of the best in his weight class at world level.  The weightlifting family in North, Central and South America can remember him as a dedicated coach for several countries besides his country, Puerto Rico.  Our prayers go to his immediate family members and to the extended family in the world of weightlifting.

Source: David Colon