Silver medals for powerlifting pair

Amelia Maycock EMN-180510-144236002
Amelia Maycock EMN-180510-144236002

Three competitors from Horncastle Powerlifting Club took part in the British championships at Moulton College recently.

Lily Belsher and Amelia Maycock both earned places on the podium, with Amelia also booking her place in the European championships, to be held later this year.

Marc Giles EMN-140623-162947001

Marc Giles EMN-140623-162947001

Hannah Graham was competing in the under 23 72kg class at the Northamptonshire venue.

She squatted 95 kilos, bench pressed 65 kilos and deadlifted 155 kilos for a total weight of 315 kilos.

That was enough to take eighth place in her section at the championships.

In the under 18s, Lily was competing in her first national competition, aged just 15 years old.

But she performed extremely well.

She squatted 55 kilos, bench pressed 32.5 kilos and deadlifted 75 kilos in the 52kg class to take the silver medal home.

Last up was Amelia Maycock, a Great Britain international lifter, who lifted brilliantly in the 63 kilo class, squatting 102.5 kilos, bench pressing 62.5 kilos and setting a British record deadlift of 160 kilos for a massive 325 kilos total.

That saw her take second place and a silver medal, which also booked her place at the European Championships in Lithuania in November.

The trio are coached by Marc Giles at the Horncastle club.