World record for Dave as Unique Gym take British Championships by storm (From Kidderminster Shuttle)
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World record for Dave as Unique Gym take British Championships by storm
2:00pm Friday 27th April 2012 in Local
UNIQUE Fitness Gym team from Kidderminster took the BPO British Powerlifting Championships by storm in Aldershot at the weekend, with Dave Clements leading the way with a world record.
Members of the team were in record-breaking form as Unique emerged as the strongest team at the championships.
Sixty-nine-year-old Dave Clements, who competes in the under-100kg 65 to 69 age section, set a new world record when he squatted 202 kilograms, benched 135kg and deadlifted 200kg in his age section.
Josie Thomas benched a new British record of 75 kilograms, while Louise Price won her category and squatted 180.5kg, to set a new national standard on her way to taking the best female title.
Don Coates made a strong debut in his first powerlifting competition, taking first place with a squat of 190kg, bench press of 135kg and deadlifting 220kg, while Craig Gallis, who squatted 160kg, benched 140kg and deadlifted 220kg, finished fifth.
There was third-place for Mark Hawkley (225kg squat,190kg bench and 220kg deadlift).
Rob Todd, 66, was the team’s powerlifter of the day with all-round British records of 200kg squat, 140kg bench and 210kg deadlift in the under-110kg 65 to 69 category.
Roy Brown, 64, set a new deadlift standard of 220kg, while Gerrard Hart, 21, set a junior British record of 195kg.
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