Olympic Weightlifting Champion Pyros Dimas Assumes Leadership Role in USA
One of the most beloved sports figures in Greece, 3-time gold medal (’92, ’96. ’00) Olympic champion weightlifter Pyros Dimas has been given the position of Technical Director of the American Federation of Weightlifting. He will assume his new position in 2017.
Mr. Dimas remarked, “I’m excited about this new position and am looking forward to cooperating with the AFW. It is my hope that I can transfer my love and passion for the sport of weightlifting to a new generation of young athletes and coaches. For this opportunity I thank my colleagues at the AFW. We embrace a shared vision.”
Mr. Dimas is one of the best-known figures in the history of the sport. Phil Andrews, president of the AFW, says that he is excited by the inclusion o Mr. Dimas on the American team of weightlifters. He believes that Mr. Dimas will be a critical factor contributing to the rising profile of American weightlifting.