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.
We wish all the best to the lifters competing at the World’s, particularly to the 3 BGWLC competitors Ernie, Moa and Dapo.
For those hoping to catch them on livestream, Ernie is competing on Wed 6th at 2pm, Moa on Mon 11th at 1pm and Dapo on Mon 11th at 7pm (BST).
Congratulations to Dapo and Moa (juniors) on being selected to represent Great Britain at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships 5th-17th June 2018 Calgary, Canada.
This year, BGWLC have three lifters selected to compete for Great Britain – Thomas Celestin (105kg) , Ernie and June. They will be joined by current World Masters M2 (93kg) champion Robert Rodney. This is the first European Powerlifting championships and will be held in Helsingborg, Sweden over the course of this week, we wish the lifters much success.
On 14 & 15 March BGWLC took a team of weightlifters to the BWL Masters championships, held at Lillieshall.
Our lifters had a great day, taking 6 first places, one second place, and best overall female lifter!
Best overall female lifter
A big thanks to Martin Bass who accompanied the lifters.
Well done all!
BGWLC Weightlifting Club Championships 2014 – Saturday 13th December
by Pat Atteridge
Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club held its annual championships on Saturday 13th December, and showed that weight lifting is alive & well at the Green, with 17 competing of all ages & bodyweight classes.
This year was the first time the Green used an age allowance to make it fair for the older lifter, and I must say it turned out to be the best club championships ever.
Organised by the weight lifting coach Hamza Abiyo, and Martin Bass, club secretary, and run very well – with Martin doing a great job as usual as M.C. It was great to see so many beginners competing – 11 in total, 9 in the first group and 2 in the second group. 6 competed in the advanced/experienced group, for lifters who have competed before.
There were 3 medals for each group, and I must say Martin pushed the boat out with the standard of medals – better than I’ve won at the British Masters!
In the beginners’ group there was a great competition between one of Sauro’s boys Jorge Arango, and Thomas Leys from the Green. Thomas pulled ahead by only one kilo, coming first in the novice group. In the experienced group there was a great battle between Mark Bass and Tomasz Joka, once again coming down to a single kilo. Tomasz treated to us to a display of clean-grip snatching, but had to settle for 4th place overall. Michael Roach was the runner-up, and Pat Atteridge won for the second time in his long career.
- Thomas Leys
- Jorge Arango
- Vagelis Filis
- Patrick Atteridge
- Michael Roach
- Mark Bass
* Allowances were made between age & bodyweight, to ensure all lifters were competing on a level playing field.