Last week, in Tartu, Estonia, a few of our Scottish lifters took to the platform.
First up was Alice Hogg from Aberdeen University, lifting in the junior 57kgs. Alice put in an amazing performance getting 9 lifts out of 9, with 120/65/147.5, giving her a bronze medal for squat and deadlift, resulting in an overall bronze medal, and a new junior Scottish record for her total.
Next up was Alison Horne, a 63kg sub junior lifting in her first International Competition, and she didn’t disappoint with an impressive 90/60/142.5. The third round of deadlifts saw every lifter changing their last attempt, and unfortunately left Alison just 2.5kg out of the bronze for deadlift, but that final deadlift of 142.5kg was a sub junior British and Commonwealth record!!!!!
Our third junior, Mark MacQueen, will need to pay for extra baggage, taking 4 medals and 3 junior records home!!! He finished with an amazing 310/175/310 which gave him a silver in squat (British and Commonwealth record), silver in bench, a shiny gold in deadlift and an overall silver medal for his total (Commonwealth record).
Finally, one of our seasoned lifters, Louise Murray, lifted in the 57kg Open competition. Louise is taking home a bronze medal for her 137.5 squat, nicely complementing her 87.5kg bench and 142.5kg deadlift.
The GB team results are as follows:
GB Men’s juniors team 1st place
GB Women’s juniors team 2nd place
GB Men’s sub-juniors team 4th place
GB sub-juniors Women’s team 5th place
These results mean we managed to beat last year’s incredible performance.
Well done to all our Scottish and GB lifters who took part in the Championships, and a huge thanks to the coaches who looked after our team: Pete Stone, Dean Bowring, John Soulsby, Stephen Manual and Ben Sparks.