Report: 2019 Women’s All England Powerlifting Championships

2019 Women’s All England Powerlifting Championships held at Moulton College on 25/26 May, by Martin Bass

We had 5 ladies representing BGWLC at this year’s championships:

  • Ruth Salu Jnr -57kg
  • Alison Jones M2 -63kg
  • Karen Lai Snr -63kg
  • Grace Stilgoe Snr -63kg
  • Moa Wikner Snr -63kg

Ruth Salu

This was Ruth’s first national competition and she did very well. Going 8/9 and getting PBs in squat, bench press, deadlift and total. 4th overall and a good performance.

Alison Jones

Alison didn’t get of to the best of starts only getting one squat. The bench was the same, only getting her opener, missing her 2nd (no energy) so we left the 3rd attempt.

We dropped her opening deadlift as she was obviously struggling. 120kg to open followed by a very good 130kg. Then 137.5kg for an all time PB. All credit to Alison for staying in the competition and ending up with a BIG DEADLIFT and 1ST place (you never know)!

Karen Lai

Karen was looking to put a good total together as her training had been going well. 2/3 squats was a good start. The bench finished on 90kg for an all time PB. 2/3 in the deadlifts gave Karen a PB total coming 4th overall on bodyweight. A good day.

Grace Stilgoe

Grace was looking to go over 400kg for the first time. A 150kg squat on her 3rd attempt was a good start. A PB 3rd attempt bench of 82.5kg set her up for her 400kg total! 2/3 deadlifts contributed to a 405kg PB total and 2nd place overall. Much more to come.

Moa Wikner

Not the best of starts for Moa, only getting her opening squat! (This is where I DON’T criticise the refs but I want to). 2 benches 87.5kg and 90kg, missed 92.5kg set her up for a good total. 2/3 on the deadlift had Moa finishing with 417.5kg for 1st place. Time for Moa to rest now as she has had some very hard competitions recently.

Anyway, as usual our lifters performed – 2×1sts, 1×2nd and 2×4ths.