Head pow­ers to vic­tory

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

TEENAGER Shachar Head main­tained her ex­cel­lent run of form by win­ning dou­ble gold at the Bri­tish Drug Free Pow­er­lift­ing Fed­er­a­tion’s Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships in Glas­gow.

Head, who won the JC- spon­sored Young Sportsper­son of the Year at the Mac­cabi GB Sports Awards, set three world records on her way to glory.

The 15-year-old from New­ton Ab­bot in Devon im­proved as the event pro­gressed to set world bests for her age group and weight cat­e­gory of 77.5kg in the bench press and a dead­lift of 152.5kg. She achieved a to­tal lift of 350kg and was the best teenage fe­male lifter on the day.

Head will now con­cen­trate on her GCSE ex­ams be­fore pre­par­ing for the Drug Free World Cham­pi­onships in Bos­ton in Oc­to­ber.

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