British para-powerlifting athlete Micky Yule set a new personal best on the international platform on Thursday (26th November) on his way to European gold at the IPC Powerlifting European Championships in Hungary.
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Ali Jawad stormed to success on day two (Wednesday 25th November) of the 2015 IPC Powerlifting European Championships in Hungary, producing a flawless display in the Men’s 65kg class to claim European gold and silver in the Open competition.
Zoe Newson proved the comeback queen on the opening day (Tuesday 24th November) at the IPC 2015 European Championships in Hungary, winning silver in the European competition and bronze in the Open on her return to the sport.
Micky Yule finished in fifth place at the competition and is now ranked eighth in the IPC world rankings for his weight category.
Following on from the success of the Golden Chance female athlete programme launched in January, British Weight Lifting is extending its talent search initiative to find para-powerlifting stars of the future.
Current IPC Powerlifting World Champion Ali Jawad retained his British title last weekend at the British Para-Powerlifting Championships held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
First place finishes for Great Britain’s Ali Jawad and Micky Yule whilst Natalie Blake took silver.
Tickets now on sale for the sport’s biggest national competition, which will take place in Coventry on 27-28 June.
GB athletes are preparing for the UK Para-Powerlifting Open, the leading competition for disability bench press in the UK, which takes place on Sunday December 7 at Middlesex University.
British Weight Lifting, the national governing body (NGB) responsible for Olympic Weightlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, has today announced its plans for a new scheme aimed at increasing the number of para powerlifting athletes competing in the UK.