GBPF 4 Nations 2015 – results

The 4 Nations is an annual competition held by the GBPF featuring teams from Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Each region selects 8 lifters from national competitions to compete for a trophy and the title of Best Home Nation.

This year, BGWLC had two lifters selected to compete for England – Thomas Celestin (105kg) and Fred Annan (93kg), based on their performances at the All-England. Each nation selects only 4 male and 4 female lifters in each of the equipped and unequipped categories, so this was a great honour for Fred and Thomas.

Thomas (second from left) and Fred (second from right), along with Reece and Martin from BGWLC. Photo by Tiffany Annan.

Thomas, Fred, Reece Smith and Martin Bass travelled to Ashington in Northumberland on Friday 23rd October for the competition on the 24th.

Full results are available on the GBPF website, and our lifters’ results are below:

Thomas Celestin – squat: 240kg; bench: 127.5; deadlift: 305kg; total: 672.5kg
Fred Annan – squat: 200kg; bench: 162.5kg; deadlift: 280kg; total: 642.5kg

Overall, the England team won, with a Wilks total of 5041.

Congratulations to Fred & Thomas, and all the lifters who took part!


LSE Series 4 – results

On Saturday 22nd August a group of Olympic Weightlifters from BGWLC travelled to Crystal Palace for the London & South East Weightlifting Series 4.

Everyone lifted well, and Thomas Leys & Trevor Chung both won silver in their classes.

Trevor & Tom with their medals

Trevor & Tom with their medals

Weight Class Best Snatch Best C&J Total
Tom Leys 85 95 125 220
Trevor Chung 77 85 105 190
Josephine Erles 63 48 57 105

Congratulations to the lifters, many thanks to everyone who came along to spectate, and special thanks to Sauro Gardenal for his coaching expertise!