Prof. Dr. Alea Farichild became European Masters weightlifting champion in the 45/49, 69kg category last Wednesday May 27 in Togliatti, Russia. Together with receiving the gold medal, she also set a new Belgian record of 44kg in the snatch and 59kg in the clean and jerk, for a total of 103kg. Last June 6, Dr. Fairchild also became Belgian Senior Champion for the fifth year in a row.
The students and faculty of the International University of Belgium would like to congratulate her with the achievement and wish her the best of luck for her next two goals, the Belgian Masters Championships and the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Fairchild teaches courses such as Innovation and Entrepeneurship, and is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the school’s Academic Council.