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Birds Eye British Championships Round- Up

Records were broken, new personal bests were achieved and Champions were crowned. Here’s a round-up of all the action from the Birds Eye British Championships.

Birds Eye British Championships Round- Up

The IWF Bronze status competition attracted some of the world’s best athletes, who were all using the event as a Tokyo 2020 qualifier. The British International Open ran concurrently with the British Senior Weightlifting Championships across the weekend. With a record number of spectators and competitors the competition provided many highlights. 

 Friday 7 June 2019- Day 1

First on the platform was the Women’s 49kg category, Rong Zhang of China secured Gold in the

International Open with a total of 195kg, Kelly Jo Robson was crowned British Champion with a total of 156kg and set two new British records with a clean and jerk of 87kg and a total of 156kg.

In the women’s 55kg category, Norwegian lifer Sarah Orteza Hovden Ovsthus registered a total of 183kg to secure Gold. British lifter Fraer Morrow was crowned British Champion with a total of 180kg and set a new British record of 102kg in the clean and jerk finishing ahead of the double European champion Elene Andries of Romania, who was competing at the weight for the first time.

The final session on Friday evening saw Welsh lifter and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Gareth Evans compete in the men’s 73kg category. Evans finished with a total of 286kg to secure Silver in the International Open and Gold in the British Championships. He set two new British records with a Snatch of 181kg and a total of 286kg. Petr Petrov of the Czech Republic took Gold with a total of 295kg.

Saturday 8 June 2019- Day 2

The opening session of Day 2 saw Sol Anette Waaler of Norway claim Gold in the International Open, Olivia Blatch was crowned British Champion with a total of 183kg and set two new British records with a clean and jerk of 103kg and a total of 183kg. Juliette Chang- Fane claimed Silver and Amber Sheppard secured Bronze.

Denis Ulanov of Kazakhstan was crowned International Open champion with a total of 325kg in the men’s 81kg category. Sportcover ambassador Chris Murray recorded a total of 285kg to be crowned British Champion.

In the 64kg women’s contest, Zoe Smith and Sarah Davies went head to head, with Smith finishing 1kg ahead of Davies with a final total of 225kg. Both Smith and Davies set new British records Smith (225kg total) and Davies (101kg snatch).

Guy Michel Ngongang Tchuissi of Atlas secured Gold in the Men’s 89kg with Khrystopher Speed winning Silver and Jack Dobson winning Bronze.

Romania lifter Loredana Elena Toma was crowned International Open Champion in the women’s 71kg, with Sally Bennett crowned British Champion.

The evening session saw IIya llyin take to the platform in the men’s 96kg category. He recorded a total of 350kg just 1kg behind Kyryl Pyrohov of Ukraine who secured Gold. The British champion was Edmon Avetisyan with a 329kg total.

The final session of the evening saw Cyrille Tchatchet II set a new British record with a 200kg clean and jerk and take Gold in the British Championships. Leho Pent of Estonia took Gold in the International Open.

Sunday 9 June 2019- Day 3

Nora Jaggi of Switzerland took Gold in the International Open with a total of 206kg in the women’s 76kg, Emma Collins -Jones was crowned British Champion with a total of 183kg.

In the women’s 81kg Rayen Cupid of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines was crowned British Champion with a total of 196kg and Briana Sfamurri of the USA took Gold in the International Open with a total of 214kg.

Owen Boxall was crowned British Champion with a total of 350kg and set two new British records with 200kg in the clean and jerk and a total of 350kg. Dmytro Chumak of the Ukraine took Gold in the International Open with a total of 380kg.

2015 World Champion Kany Yue won Gold in the women’s 87kg with a total of 286kg to finish clear of American lifter Jules Riotto by 42kg.

In the women’s +87kg Chinese lifter Xiaoman Zhou took Gold, Weipeng Jia took Silver and Britain’s Emily Campbell took Bronze.

The final category of the competition saw Mackenzie Middleton take Gold in the British Championships and Jiri Orsag take Gold in the International Open. Middleton set three new records with a Snatch of 145kg, a clean and jerk of 174kg and a total of 319kg.

Two further records were set in the Para Powerlifting competition which took place on Sunday by Louise Sugden and Olivia Broome. Oliva Broome lifted 97kg in the W-61kg class and Louise Sugden lifted 116kg in the W86kg.

Results from the International Open and British Championships can be found here.

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