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British Weight Lifting is delighted to announce the launch of the BWL Hall of Fame, showcasing amazing individuals who have helped shape the sports of Olympic Weightlifting and Paralympic Powerlifting from 1891 all the way till present day.

The Hall of Fame has been set up to honour those people who have made outstanding contributions in Olympic weightlifting and para powerlifting as well as significant contributors who have majorly assisted the development of either sport.

The British Weight Lifting Hall of Fame is comprised of three categories.

  • Weightlifters: Athletes who have achieved major success representing Great Britain or a Home Nation in international weightlifting competitions.
  • Para Powerlifters: Athletes who achieved major success representing Great Britain or a Home Nation in international para powerlifting competitions. This include events formerly known as Paralympic weightlifting which was recognised by the IPC until 1992.
  • Significant Contributors: Other long serving individuals who have helped to develop British Weight Lifting domestically and internationally including administrators, coaches, technical officials, sport scientists, medical personnel and the original founders of the governing body.

To ensure that the Hall of Fame is populated from the outset the inaugural intake features a number of candidates who meet the selection criteria outlined here.

In subsequent intakes, external nominations will be also considered for Board approval providing they meet the criteria alongside individuals identified by the BWL team such as athletes who go on to hit the required competitive milestones required for inclusion.

Hall of Fame: Weightlifters

Based upon the criteria outlined in the Hall of Fame guidelines the following weightlifters have been identified as being eligible.

Andrew Callard (BEM)

Andrew Davies

David Mercer

David Morgan (MBE)

Edward Lawrence Levy

Emily Campbell

Emily Muskett

Ernest Peppiatt

George Newton

James Halliday

Janette Rose

John Burns

Joseph Barnet

Judith Oakes (OBE)

Julian Creus

Launceston Elliot

Louis Martin (MBE)

Maggie Lynes

Marie Forteath

Maurice Megennis

Michaela Breeze (MBE)

Myrtle Augee (MBE)

Pauline Haunton

Phil Caira

Precious McKenzie

Ronald Walker

Zoe Smith

 

 

 

Hall of Fame: Para Powerlifters

Based upon the criteria outlined in the Hall of Fame guidelines the following Para Powerlifters have been identified as being eligible.

Ali Jawad

Alper Ali

Anthony Bishop

Anthony Griffin (BEM)

Anthony Peddle

Brian Stones

Chris Wood

David Pickering

Emma Brown

Fred McKenzie

John Redgwick

Keith Bell

Louise Sugden

Micky Yule

Natalie Blake

Nicholas Slater

Olivia Broome

Ralph Rowe

Russell Willey

Tom Palmer

Zoe Newson

Hall of Fame: Significant Contributors

Based upon the criteria outlined in the Hall of Fame guidelines the following Para Powerlifters have been identified as being eligible.

Al Murray

David Harfield

Ian Thomson

John Sheard

Joyce Sheard

John Lear

John McNiven (MBE)

Jon Amos

Myrddin John (MBE)

Mike Pearman

Oscar State (OBE)

Sir Ben Helfgott (MBE)

Wally Holland (MBE)

William Pullum

In subsequent intakes, external nominations will be considered for Board approval providing they meet the criteria alongside individuals identified by the BWL team such as athletes who go on to hit the required competitive milestones required for inclusion. To nominate an individual please email enquiries@britishweightlifting.org.

The BWL Board of Directors hold the right to determine the number of new inclusions each year. When there are multiple eligible candidates the Board will decide who should be included.

It should be noted that induction into the Hall of Fame is an ongoing long-term process. Candidates who miss out on one year’s intake will still be considered for the next.

The Hall of Fame is designed to be a continuous annual celebration of the sport rather than a one-time event.

 

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