Today was the British Championships in Ricoh Arena, Coventry and four lifters from Suffolk Spartans dominated the competition.
The light weight mens group were up first and in this group we had Adam Alderman and Nathaniel Wilding. Adam performed well with a 3kg increase on his personal best with his second lift of 144kg. He narrowly missed out on his final lift of 147kg. Adam was still able to secure a bronze medal on this return to the platform. Nathaniel also in the light weight mens group dominated from the start and took the gold medal comfortably with a final lift of 172kg. This performance represented a 5kg personal best increase and a 14kg increase on his performance last year.
In the heavy weight mens group Robert Hubert was there to represent Spartans and despite a rocky start he finished with a personal best of 116kg.
Zoe Newson was equally as dominant as the men today and finished with a lift of 96kg which looked comfortable and was enough to secure the gold medal position along with the best female lifter of the competition.
To demonstrate how impressive these performances really are the lifts performed today are enough to secure Nathaniel a world ranking position of 4, Adam a world ranking position of 5 and Zoe the top position within the world rankings.
Today was a great performance by every one in the club and with Zoe, Adam and Nathaniel all looking to qualify for the World Championships later this year on the road to qualification for Tokyo in 2020 this was a great start and shows the success of the club.