11 July 2019
World challenge awaits British Para Powerlifters
The road to Tokyo 2020 continues for the British Para Powerlifting team this weekend as the World Championships take centre stage in Kazakhstan.
A team of eight will travel to Nur-Sultan to take part in the Championships from July 13-20, with this a mandatory event for eligibility and qualification rankings for the next Paralympic Games.
Commonwealth silver medallist Louise Sugden will be competing in the women’s - 86kg event, after her success in the Fazza and Eger World Cups earlier this year where she claimed a bronze and a gold medal.
Another lifter with success in Eger who will be contesting is Olivia Broome, who claimed gold in the women’s -50kg field by producing a final lift of 94kg.
Double Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson will contest the women’s -41kg event to complete the trio of British females competing.
On the men’s side, 2015 European champion Micky Yule will be challenging in the men’s -80kg field after he clinched a bronze at the Fazza World Cup earlier this year.
Nathaniel Wilding won gold at the Eger World Cup and will be competing in the men’s -72kg while Adam Alderman will contest the men’s -49kg, Oliver Brown will represent in the men’s -65kg and Ross Austen will be battling in the men’s -80kg.
Former world and European champion Ali Jawad had been due to compete in the men’s -54kg but pulled out of the competition due to injury.
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