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.
Well done to Moa!
And in her own words:
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🇬🇧 BRITISH CHAMPION 🇬🇧 To get to step up there on the podium… words can't describe it. I had an amazing comp with PBs in all lifts, a British bench press record, a British deadlift record (that @suzannelifts well deserved took a minute later, amazing to watch💪) and a British total record🏆 I gave it my all yesterday, trusted the work that me and @deadliftbig have put in and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome than this!! I went 9 for 9 for the first time with my best lifts being 140kg squat (+2.5kg PB), 90.5kg bench (+5.5kg PB) and 178.5kg deadlift (+6kg PB) giving me a total of 409kg (+14kg PB)! And 445wilks being a lightweight at 61.9kg bw🐜 I am so thankful for the support from my @bethnalgreenwlc fam, so greatful to have a coach like @deadliftbig that I can trust 110% and so lucky to have my friends and family cheering me on, watching the stream ❤ It was an honour to share the platform with the strongest jr women in the UK – we were all competing against eachother but I don't think you can find another sport where there is this kind of atmosphere, amazing!♀ And truly amazing lifting from @suzannelifts and @makeda_vidal bringing home the hardware too, inspiring to see both you lift (damn those squats and deadlifts!!) and happy I got to meet you ❤ Now it's time to eat, rest and get back to the drawing board… November is coming up😏💪 • • • #britishpowerlifting #rawpowerlifting #strength #strong #gym #gymlife #styrkelyft #britishchampionships #champion #pb #squat #bench #deadlift #sbd #powerlifting #powerlifter #girlswithmuscle #girlswhopowerlift #gymgirls #girlswholift #greaterlondonpowerlifting #swedish #tyngre #eleikosport #eleiko @tyngre @sbdapparel @eleikosport
Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club are pleased to announce that Isabella and Jim will be holding the above seminar at the club on Sunday 9th September, 10am-5pm.
Tickets available at Eventbtite:
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).
Congratulations to our very own Martin Bass on his appointment as Head Coach Classic Masters. We wish him every success in this new role!
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 our lifter Abbie Kasparis who has been selected for Team UK for The Invictus Games in Sydney in October. Earlier this year, Abbie was referred to coach Martin Bass to improve her benching with a view to securing a place in the Invictus team. She was fortunate to get picked (72 competitors from 451 applicants) and is looking forward to October in Australia.