To be the best, learn from the best. Attendees at Next week’s US Olympic Trials/National Championships will have the chance to ask 3-time Olympic Champion (and 4-time Olympic medalist) Pyrros Dimas their questions in a live Q&A hosted by USA Weightlifting.
The “AMA/Ask Me Anything” event will take place on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:30pm local time in the warm-up room. The combo Trials/Nationals are being held at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center.
A Greek sporting hero, Dimas won Olympic gold in 1992, 1996, and 2000, and he earned a bronze in at the 2004 Athens Games while on home turf. Images of his winning lifts have become iconic even beyond weightlifting circles, and he now serves on the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board. He remains the most decorated weightlifting in Olympic history.
In a statement given to BarBend, USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews expressed excitement to have Dimas present at a pivotal time for the sport in America:
“Having one of the best Weightlifting athletes of all time, and an IWF Executive Board member, is a great honor for us. We are excited to welcome both Mr Dimas and a host of US Weightlifting Olympians. This will be a great weekend, and I hope people take the opportunity to learn from one of the best to grace the wooden square, especially as we remember our own Great lifter, Mr. Tommy Kono.”
Kono, who passed away Sunday at the age of 85, was among America’s most celebrated and accomplished strength athletes. He remains the only weightlifter to set world records across four different weight classes.
Also in attendance will be WWE wrestling star Seth Rollins, a noted weightlifting fan and occasional CrossFit/functional fitness competitor.
For more information on Trials/Nationals — which run from May 5-8 — visit USA Weightlifting’s portal for the event.