Weekend of achievements for Bristol Barbell Club members

Last weekend a team of our very own Deadlift Divas and one honorary deadlift ‘Dude’ took what appeared to be every medal going at the Knights Gym Powerlifting competition in Cheltenham!

The team absolutely smashed it, with many of the members having never competed before. Christie Civetta and Matt Watson were on hand to coach them to success and by all accounts the well-deserved Frankie and Benny’s ice cream sundae went down a treat afterwards!

Personal bests were hit by everyone! Hayley Muir won gold in the -52kg class, Deepali Lodhia won Bronze in the -63kg, Emma Shepherd tied for gold in the -72kg, and Kieran won silver in the -83kg class! Well done everyone!

Deepali and Kieran typically compete in Taekwondo competitions, but it just goes to show that strength transfers to strength because they did so blimmin’ well.

In other news, Christie took home a silver medal and broke the divisional record in the English Bench Press Championships last Saturday – hitting an incredible 85kg bench in the open 72kg class!

MYGYM veteran George also competed in the Central Masters Championship in Birmingham where he broke two British Masters records for Olympic weightlifting in the 94kg 60-65 age group. He achieved a 90kg snatch and 105kg clean & jerk!

If you’re interested in finding out more about Powerlifting at MYGYM, please contact us.

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