What a day for team Cheshire Barbell!

14 Oct 2017

As most of you that follow our social media accounts will know, I had the pleasure of taking a small group of lifters that I've been working with at Cheshire Barbell to the Northern Weightlifting Open today. To say all four of them did me proud is an absolute understatement! We came away with 4 medals!!


It was everyone's very first weightlifting competition! All I asked of them was to focus not on achieving Personal Bests, but on looking the best. I wanted them to display their competance despite their beginner status. It certainly worked. All four achieved PBs in at lest one of their lifts and their performance was credit to all of their efforts over the last few months. 


Dan (16 years old - Junior) took 4th place overall in his session but took 1st in his category, with a 10 year gap between him and other competitors. 


Snatch 62kg

Clean & Jerk 74kg


Jack (16 years old - Junior) took 3rd place overall in the 85kg category but took 1st in his category, with a 5 year gap between him and other competitors. 


Snatch 75kg

Clean & Jerk 85kg


Penny achieved 3rd place in her weight category and was awarded the bronze medal.


Snatch 38kg

Clean & Jerk 48kg


Aimee took 1st place in her weight category and was awarded the Gold!


Snatch 63kg

Clean & Jerk 79kg


We are looking to take to the 'stage' one more time this year with a possible 7 lifters entering the Welsh Weightlifting Open in Bangor on the 18th of November, 2 of which where also competing today in the Masters Category of the Rainhill Trials. We also have a couple of athletes working towards the British Indoor Rowing Championships in December and another training for an Open event in the build up to next years Invictus Games. 


I am extremely proud of all those who took part in an event today and can only thank them for allowing me to be part of their journey. 



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