Powerlifting Club

Zoe and Nathaniel head down under for Commonwealth Games

January 19th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Events | Future Competitions | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized

It has been announced this week that both Zoe Newson and Nathaniel Wilding have both been selected to represent England in the Gold Coast in April.  Spartans are especially pleased as this accounts for a third of the team which is phenomenal and demonstrates the success of this club.

A small snippet was seen on BBC but you can view the full media video below as it was reduced last minute and shows three Suffolk athletes that are all heading down under!!

We have a couple of months to complete training and get these guys as ready as possible so that they can perform at their very best and plans for this are very much underway at the moment.  We are expecting both to be lifting on 10th April but will update nearer the time when we know how people can watch what will be an exciting competition.

In the Commonwealth Games athletes compete in light and heavyweight classes rather than normal weight classes and a formula is used to compare weights on the bar with an athletes bodyweight to determine the final three places which does mean there are only six medals up for grabs for the men and another six for the women.

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