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Jorge Nascimbeni (1940 – 2020)

On Sunday, October 18, at the age of 80, and with more than 40 devoted to the institutional life of the Argentine and South American Weightlifting Community, our dear friend, Jorge Nascimbeni passed away, leaving behind an example of work, honesty and kindness, which can never be forgotten by those who had the privilege of having known him.

His life has always been linked to the Weightlifting sport from his youth when He began his activity as an athlete in the mid-1950s, reaching outstanding performances at the National level, along with athletes such as Selvetti, Eguiguren and Novua.

In the mid-1970s, he joined the Argentine Weightlifting Federation as a leader and as early as 1978, he joined the Board of Directors, together with Ramón Facal and Basilio Chalak.

In the early 1980s he joined the South American Weightlifting Federation, where his performance as Secretary/Treasurer showed considerable institutional growth, and sporting development of the region, which was consolidated when, together with Jorge Zas Fernandez, Basilio Chalak, Oscar Donayo, David Montero, among others, it was possible for the South American Region to obtain the institutional rank of Continent, separated from the Central American region.

In 1983, he passed his examination of a world-class international judge, which He performed masterfully at countless International events, for more than 30 years.

The immense sorrow caused by the loss of this great friend is compensated by the legacy left to us as leader, judge and fundamentally, as a human being.

The Argentine Weightlifting Federation, in this way, pays its most sincere tribute to whom has been its most outstanding personality over the last 50 years.

Source: Argentinian Weightlifting Federation