Fully force of Pembrokeshire Strength at Welsh Championships
In the first in-person event for Olympic Weightlifting in Wales, the Pembrokeshire Weightlifting squad did not disappoint.
The dedicated training throughout lockdown periods lifting and working out at home, supported by the volunteer coaching team through Zoom coaching sessions, was definitely worth the hard work and commitment.
At the Welsh National Championships a team of six Pembrokeshire Weightlifters were supported by coaching team Simon Roach, Jim Horner and Niamh Roach.
The team was fully dedicated, focused and represented Pembrokeshire with inspiring performances.
A full day of competing in Caerphilly gave rise to personal bests, Gold medals, Welsh & British records being broken.
Grace Morris U15, made 6 out of 6 successful lifts. A nervous start in the warm-up, however demonstrating outstanding composure and courage on the competition platform
68kg Clean & Jerk
Grace is a student at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi
Dan Davies U17 competed with huge determination and lifted
Welsh record holder
Dan is a student at Haverfordwest High VC
Ffion Barnikel had a solid performance at the Championships. In one of lightest body weight categories, Ffion lifted confidently to achieve
50kg Clean and Jerk
Gaining the Welsh title
Ffion is a student at Ysgol y Preseli
After making continued progress through the lockdown virtual events Lotty Whalley executed an impressive performance, breaking both Welsh and British records on her opening weights.
Lifting in the 59kg class. U17 category
Lotty is a student at Haverfordwest High VC
Kyle Colella has spent a great deal of preparation through the previous Covid lockdowns building strength, refining lifting technique, working on his conditioning and nutrition.
He has improved his competition total from pre-Covid to current by a whooping 60kg.
And has reduced his Bodyweight from 128kg to 89kg.
In the Welsh Age Groups, Kyle competed in the u20 age category and won gold to become Welsh champion with the following lifts
Kyle is a student at Pembrokeshire College
Chloe Hood, had an exceptional performance with 6 out of 6 successful lifts.
Many hours of hard work and dedication through training and preparing to compete in this first in person event leading to huge weights being lifted
98kg Clean and Jerk
Chloe is one of the Academy Coaches at SAW.
The club very proud of the Olympic Weightlifting team and would like to say Special thank you to the club members, friends and families who travelled to support on the day.
For those interested in joining, the Weightlifting club is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm and Saturday mornings. Members are provided with detailed training plans and a supporting coaching structure and a pathway to competition.
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