A Scots gran celebrated her 60th birthday by smashing nine Scottish powerlifting records. Val Dourley was only beaten by a teenager and a woman in her 40s to come third at the Scottish Powerlifting Open in Edinburgh. Mum-of-two Val, who has seven grandchildren, lifted a 92.5kg in a deadlift – that’s 14 stone or the weight of a rugby winger. She said: “I turned 60 in January and in February I competed in the Scottish Open a few weeks later. “I competed against people of all ages and came third so I was quite chuffed with that. “I’m pleased with my records but I’m training hard to do more.” Val, from Livingston, had a bench press of 40kg and a squat of 92.5kg in the under-57kg weight category. At just 4ft 7in tall and only 8 stone 8lbs, Val broke records in the Scottish classic, equipped lifting and overall total records. She set an unofficial record and the all-time British record squat of 82.5kg for her group. The dental nurse, who has … [Read more...] about Powerlifting Scots gran smashes nine records while celebrating her 60th birthday
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PUBLISHED: 07:02 28 February 2019 Ben Jolley Littleport power lifter Paul Steven Waites set his first world record at the European Powerlifting Championships in 1999. Fast forward to 2019 and he has set two new world records - at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA)’s national championships. Picture: MATT WAITES. Archant A Littleport man who made his way into the Ely Standard newspaper in 1999 set two new power lifting world records at the weekend. Littleport power lifter Paul Steven Waites featured in the Ely Standard newspaper when he set his first world record at the European Powerlifting Championships in 1991. Fast forward to 2019 and he has set two new world records - at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA)’s national championships. Picture: MATT WAITES.Paul Steven Waites, a former transportation manager at RAF Mildenhall, competed in the senior category of the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association … [Read more...] about Weight to go for world record breaking powerlifter!
USA Powerlifting has issued a ruling prohibiting male to female transgender athletes from competing against women to ensure fairness in the competition of “strength sports such as powerlifting". The organization stated that athletes who transitioned from men to women have an unfair advantage over their female counterparts due to natural anatomic privileges, including more developed muscle structure which cannot be eliminated by hormone therapy and medical reduction of testosterone. “Through analysis the impact of maturation in the presence naturally occurring androgens as the level necessary for male development, significant advantages are had, including but not limited to increased body and muscle mass, bone density, bone structure, and connective tissue. These advantages are not eliminated by a reduction of serum androgens such as testosterone yielding a potential advantage in strength sports such as powerlifting,” the statement says. The US powerlifting governing … [Read more...] about ‘Potential advantage’: USA Powerlifting bans transgender women from competing with female rivals
Strength athlete Craig Stone, of South Normanton, has started the long road towards achieving his dream of a powerlifting world title. For Stone lifted the British Record Breakers Championship, run by the British Powerlifting Organisation, in London, taking the bench press and deadlift titles thanks to a superb display.He even broke the British record on the deadlift in two of the classes with a lift of 255kg (560lb). Stone is coached by Phil Beniston, who has been world champion no fewer than 33 times during his own powerlifting career.Beniston is confident that Stone, who has now qualified for the 2019 World Championships in India and the European Championships in Russia, will continue to succeed in his aims.Stone trains at the Rivals Gym in Somercotes, which also sponsors him. IN PICTURES: It's been a busy weekend of sport across Mansfield Aidan Coleman named jockey of month after his first Grade One triumph … [Read more...] about Powerlifter Craig Stone breaks British records
A generous number of Maltese lifters competed in the WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The team consisted of 10 lifters in total namely Nathalie Agius, Ryan Agius, Luke Bonanno, Dylan Callus, Alwyn Cassar, Cleaven Cutajar, Maria Debono, Daniel Debono, Charles Degiorgio, Shawn Farrugia. This team representing Malta did very well, so much so that Malta placed third overall and beated nations such as America, France, Belgium and Moldova, amongst others. This was the second time Malta came third during an international powerlifting competition. First place was won by Great Britain and second place Italy. The competition was spread over two days: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November. On Saturday all female lifters and male lifters up to 75kg started off the competition. Weighing at 52.8kg, Maria Debono with an easy 95kg squat opener, went on to a 102.5kg and failed her third attempt of 107.5kg due to the bar dipping on the way up. Even though it was a grinder, … [Read more...] about Malta places third in World Powerlifting Championships