European Masters Chairman
IWF Masters General Secretary
IWF Masters Anti-Doping Panel
True to her word, Denise arranged for Jordi to help the committee in Montreal and asked if I would object to sharing a room with Jordi. We still had not met or spoken together but my answer was an immediate “yes”. When we met it was strange, it was as if we had always known each other and we just kept talking, I
don’t remember about what, it was just anything and everything. It was apparent that Jordi had fallen in love with weightlifting and in no time at all he was assisting with “weighing in” the lifters for various sessions and with a confident efficiency. When I was not working as a Technical Official and he was not working for a weigh-in session we sat and talked, when we ate together and were in our hotel room together we talked, all the time our friendship grew and got stronger. After 10 days together at this championship we became more like brothers than friends, we enjoyed each other’s company and promised each other we would continue to make contact after we had returned home.