Powerful display by strongmen - 02 sept 07
There was great success for the Hitchin and Letchworth Weightlifting Club at the British junior, senior and masters powerlifting championships.

In the junior section, lifting in the 125kgs bodyweight class, Ricky Gates retained his title with an increased personal best total of 515kgs.

Doug D'Gama won the title for the third year running in the Masters one section (which is over-40s) with a 567.5kgs total.

In the senior section, Steve Gates improved on last year's second place, winning the 82.5kgs bodyweight class with a personal best 590kgs total.

The championships were held at Tyseley Health and Leisure Centre in Birmingham.

Club training takes place at the Letchworth Corner Sports Club, Whitethorn Lane, on Monday and Thursday evenings.


EVENTS COMING UP

October 27th East Midlands Divisional Olympic Weightlifting Championship Entry form

October 28th Anglian Bench Press Championship, Hamiltons Fitness Centre, Colchester.

November 22nd to 25th European Masters Bench Press, Zlin, Czech Republic

December 2nd East Midlands Divisional Powerlifting Championship Entry Form

December 6th to 9th Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship, New Zealand.