Dan took himself north of the border and competed in Dundee’s Special Olympic Games and in just his second competition he demonstrated his hard work and attention to the rules and commands and came away with a squat of 65kg a bench press of 65kg and a deadlift of 72.5kg. There is still much more within Dan’s capability but while he is developing technique and confidence in competition this is a significant improvement in a short time and he’ll continue to progress in the coming months.
Today we saw the same five members of Spartans attend the British Bench Press Championships as previously swept the board back in September 2014. Zoe was up first and managed a comfortable 90kg before failing 95kg but left taking 1st place in both junior and open categories. Adam and Joe competed in the second group where Joe attempted a British record of 91kg and fell just short on this occasion finishing the competition with a lift of 82.5kg and a 1st place in the junior competition. Adam took 1st place in the open competition and a clean sweep of lifts finishing with 147.5kg.
The final group for the Spartans lifters had Riccardo and Ben take on the rest of the country. Riccardo finished with 110kg and took 1st place in the junior class while Ben finished on 120kg and a 2nd place in his weight class. A good day was had by all and plenty of trophies returned to the club.