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Willy Candemyr from Sweden has passed away

It is with great sadness we have been informed that Willy Candemyr from Sweden has passed away.

Candemyr was part of the Executive in the Swedish Weightlifting and Powerlifting federation from 1970 to 1997. Most of the time as Secretary General.

He was the head coach at almost all international  powerlifting championships Sweden took part in and the representative for Sweden at international Congresses.  

From 1977 to 2000, he was President in the Nordic Powerlifting federation maintaining a high activity within the federation organizing Nordic powerlifting championships every year for lifters from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

He received  some years ago the EPF honorary Award of Merits in gold.

Willy Candemyr will be remembered for his strong personality, his high knowledge about powerlifting and his good leadership. During his leadership, Swedish powerlifters had a “golden age”.

Our condolences go to his family and we well keep the good memories of Willy in our minds.


/Arnulf Wahlstrom

   EPF President


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