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British Youth Championships 2018 Report

The British Youth Championship 2018 for Under 16’s and Under 17s took place The Riverside in Luton at the weekend (Saturday 3rd February) and produced some strong individual and team performances.

 British Youth Championships 2018 Report

The British Youth Championship 2018 for Under 16’s and Under 17s took place The Riverside in Luton at the weekend (Saturday 3rd February) and produced some strong individual and team performances. Gladiator WLC finished with the Top Club Award on 63 points from 7 lifters, with Breeze’s Weightlifting Academy from Wales runner-up on 37 points. Kilmarnock AWLC and Oxford PowerSports were tied on 29 points with third place awarded to Kilmarnock due to the highest Sinclair score from their top male and female lifters. All Home Nations were represented in an excellent field of 58 lifters from 28 clubs.

 

Women’s U17 53kg

Ellie Pryor (Breeze’s Weightlifting Academy) passed Ella Owen to take 1st place in the BWL rankings with a total of 132kg on the way to defending the title she also won in 2017.

 

Women’s U15 44kg

Natasha Ahmed (EPL WLC) won first ever national title.

 

Men’s U17 56kg

Ben Foggo won his 2nd consecutive national title after moving up from 50kg to 56kg category, totalling 155kg.

 

Men’s U15 62kg

Harvey Morris (Breeze’s Weightlifting Academy) and Levi Whyte (Oxford PowerSports) both finished with a total of 118kg. Whyte won gold by virtue of achieving his total before Morris.

 

Men’s U17 62kg

Ally McGrath (Kilmarnock AWLC) won gold with a total of 162kg, beating Luke Gilbertson (Form Leeds) by just 2kg. The pair also recorded identical results in 2017, with McGrath also winning the title that year by achieving the total first.

 

Women’s U15 58kg

Ellie McManus (Triple X) beat Jindara Scott (Lisburn Barbell Club) by just 2kg with her final attempt of the competition.

 

Women’s U15 63kg

In another close finish, Nathalie Richards (KBT; 116kg) overtook May Stirling (Kilmarnock AWLC; 115kg) in the clean and jerks to win gold by just a single kilogram.

 

Men’s U15 69kg

Two Scottish lifters battled for first place with Aiden Sheeran (Kilmarnock AWLC) totalling 173kg to pip Drew Burns (Gladiator WLC) to gold by one kilogram.

 

Women’s U15 +75kg

Sisters and teammates Tyler and Kristanna Johnstone (Gladiator WLC) won gold and silver with totals of 120kg and 116kg respectively

 

Men’s U17 77kg

Alex Richardson (Gladiator WLC) moved up from the 69kg category in 2017 to win gold in the 77kg category in 2018 with a total of 205kg

 

Well done to all competitors and thank you to all parents, staff and volunteers for making the BYC2018 such an excellent event.

 

For a great individual perspective, thank you to Drew Burns for his YouTube contribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpK-G_rtQZ4

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