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.
BGWLC weightlifter Chris Ryan has put together two great videos of the annual weightlifting club championships, held on 13th December.
The lifters were split into two groups – novice lifters, who have never competed before; and experienced lifters. Each group had 1st, 2nd & 3rd place rankings; totals were adjusted for bodyweight & age.
1st place: Tom (90 snatch / 117 jerk / 207 total)
2nd place: Jorge (85 / 103 / 207)
3rd place: Vagellis (78 / 100 / 178)
1st place: Pat (57 / 75 / 132)
2nd place: Micky (65 / 95 / 160)
3rd place: Mark (97 / 118 / 215)
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Chris Ryan has put together a great video of all Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club’s lifters at the BWL Southern Masters. Enjoy!
There are two exciting events coming up for Bethnal Green’s weightlifters this month. On October 4th is London & South East Weightlifting Qualifier at Crystal Palace; and the same weekend our friends from MSV Germany will be visiting for our annual weightlifting match.
BGWLC lifter Chris Ryan has put together a video of some of our lifters in training. Enjoy!
BGWLC member Dave Rygielski has produced this fantastic video showcasing our lifters at the GBPF London Clubs Championships on 26th July 2014.
Well done to all lifters, and big thanks to the spotters, referees and spectators; plus of course Martin Bass for coaching us.