Weightlift­ing

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A MULL man has pow­ered his way to a sil­ver medal in a Bri­tish weightlift­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Sean MacPhail, 23, com­peted in the Bri­tish Ju­nior Power Lifting Cham­pi­onships in Bournemouth on Novem­ber 1, hav­ing won the re­gional qual­i­fy­ing heat in July in New­cas­tle, where he was crowned the New­cas­tle and York­shire Ju­nior Cham­pion.

Com­pet­ing in the un­der-24, 120kg-plus weight cat­e­gory, Sean won the sil­ver medal af­ter achiev­ing per­sonal bests in all three lifts - bench press, dead lift and squat lift.

Fi­nal year Sean, from Tober­mory, is in his fi­nal year study­ing for a BSc phys­io­ther­apy de­gree at Northum­bria Univer­sity.

He is pic­tured on the left with fel­low power lifter and phys­io­ther­apy class­mate, Jack Gil­mour.

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