Well done everybody!
Well done everybody!
Well done masters!
Abbie Kasparis has won the Bronze Medal in the Invictus Games Ladies Lightweight Class Benchpress with lifts of 35kg✔39kg✔41kg❌.
Here is her 39kg press:
Abbie started lifting in January this year and joined BGWLC in February. Well done Abbie!
Here’s a clip of an interview of Invictus Games Athlete Abbie Kasparis with Coach Martin. It was shown on Forces TV on Monday 15th October.
(1) There will be a 10 minute break between each group.
(2) There will only be a break between the snatch and clean and jerk, if the group has six or less lifters.
(3) Lot numbers have been allocated and will be retained with the lifter throughout the competition even if they move categories and / or groups. Once the groups have been confirmed on completion of weigh in, then the lot number will be changed to the start number.
(4) The timetable is a guide only. If the number of lifters in Group 1 are absent, then we shall start all other groups earlier. If one lifter is missing then we will start 9 minutes earlier. Of course all my timing are theoretical and it is subjected to how fast or slow a group may run. We will not wait, but carry straight on. Therefore you should follow the course of competition very carefully.
(5) All competitors should remain in the venue during the competition – that is from weigh in – until completion of group. If you wish to leave then you must inform the Technical Controller – who shall be appointed on the day.
Congratulations to Jasmine Lake, despite a shoulder injury she went on to compete at these championships and came away with a well deserved international PB (62.5kg).
To support inclusivity, we are hosting our second LGBT competition on the 28th July. Comp starts at 10am, and we are looking for loaders to help with the platform. Food and t-shirt included.
To volunteer or for more information, email Dom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the BGWLC lifters’ results as written by Martin – well done to everyone taking part!
Well done to our two junior lifters who competed in their first international competition. Despite the long flight to Canada they both came back with a bunch of PBs. In extremely competitive weight classes Moa (-63kg) finished 5th overall while Dapo (-93kg) finished 4th overall and also took a silver medal for his deadlift.
Congratulations to the amazing Ernie Parkes (M4 u74kg) on winning gold and overall gold medals with his world record 227.5kg deadlift in this year’s World’s Classic Powerlifting Competition. This makes him the first 70yr+ to pull 3x his bodyweight!
Ernie had to jump 15kg to beat the Japanese competitor in an exciting head to head.
He was presented with a lovely cake by Henry Bergson to mark this occasion.