Moa does it again! Commonwealth 63 Champion

Moa Wikner comes back with a full suite of PB’S and Gold medals from the Commonwealth Championships.

And in her own words ….

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🏆 COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION 2019 🏆 Friday was all I could wish for and all I had worked for. I went 9 for 9 (first time ever I think?) and got PB's in all my lifts! Ended up with a 150kg SQ, 95kg BP and a 187.5kg DL for a 432.5kg total, all individual golds and the overall gold 💪 An amazing competition hosted by @cpupowerlifting , hands down an incredible job with the venue, the running of the event and the atmosphere 🇨🇦 @genopowerlifting giving the crowd a show, putting in 110% for each lifter 🙌 To be a part of the English Team has been a joy, all smiles and all hard workers! Thank you @dual_strength and @marsh.coaching for letting me do my thing, being perfect handlers believing in me. And thank you @deadliftbig for helping me to where I am today, truly the best coach there is out there 💫 And not to forget my family and friends, supporting me from both Sweden and the UK. Last but not least @bd_pwrlifting_ldn , who is not just my bag carrier and bar loader (jokes 😂) but my number one supporter and my inspiration ❤ Individual lift break down to come (probably 🤷) but now back to eating, sleeping and enjoying beautiful Canada 🇨🇦🇨🇦 • • • #powerlifter #powerlifting #commonwealths #champion #squat #bench #deadlift #sbd #britishpowerlifting #rawpowerlifting #strength #strong #ipf #canada #girlswhopowerlift #pb #u63 #sbdapparel #eleiko #tyngre #eleikosport

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2019 English Inter-regional Championships

This years Championships were held in Flitwick, Bedford. The Greater London team gave it their all and won!

The Greater London team members:

  • Mason Mills -120kg (Crystal Palace )
  • Ebenezer Koya -83kgJ (Crystal Palace )
  • Sonia Fierro -57kg (Commando Temple)
  • Diego Martinez-Rodney -83kg (BGWLC )
  • Grace Stilgoe -64kg (BGWLC )
  • Temitope Nuga -83kg (BGWLC)

Well done team!

Below are the lifts of the Bethnal Green lifters.

The Fab Two: Moa & Dapo

Just a few words regarding the performance of two of our juniors, Moa and Dapo, at this year’s European Classic Powerlifting Championship held in Kaunas. They were magnificent.

It was the end of a long year competing for both of them; the Worlds in Calgary in June, their respective British Championships in September and October, culminating with the European Juniors in the last week of November.

Moa Wikner

This is Moa’s last year as a junior and she finished it very well, 3rd overall and a Gold medal in deadlift. Throughout the year she strives to get better and is a determined trainer in the gym. On the platform she got her rewards.

I must mention her last deadlift, she needed to pull 180kg (a big deadlift for a 63kg class lady) to place 3rd overall and secure deadlift gold. One lift for all the money. Her second attempt had been 177.5kg (PB) and that was hard enough. She pulls 180kg (PB)! It wasn’t pretty, it was as hard as it could be but she did it! On coming off the platform she was totally spent and empty.

For me she will pull a bigger deadlift but not a better one!

Adedapo Ojewale

Dapo is a young man with tremendous potential. This year unfortunately he has been managing an injury which as yet has not been sorted out. This has meant that on the squat and to a lesser degree the deadlift, loading him up prior to a competition has not been possible. At the European’s his preparation was very hit and miss but as he always does, he came good on the platform. Like all good lifters the platform is where they make a statement.

He achieved 5th overall and silver in the deadlift. A PB Total and deadlift was his reward for persevering throughout a less than perfect training cycle.

Both Moa and Dapo deserve the utmost credit for the way they both lift and represent BGWLC and Great Britain.

Martin

Dapo, Moa, Nathan Winsala with Martin. Medal haul: 2 bronzes, 2 silvers and 1 gold.