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Team selection for 2022 World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) European Championships

British Weight Lifting is delighted to announce the team for the 2022 World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) European Championships which will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia between 24 and 29 September.

Team selection for 2022 World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) European Championships

  • Men’s 54kg class - Tom Smith
  • Men's 59kg class - Sean Clare
  • Men's 65kg class - Mark Swan 
  • Men's 72kg class - Mattie Harding
  • Men's 80kg class - Nathaniel Wilding
  • Men's 107kg+ class - Liam McGarry
  • Women's 45kg class - Zoe Newson
  • Women's 55kg class - Olivia Broome and Charlotte McGuiness
  • Women's 61kg - Kim Dean, Rebecca Bedford and Doaa Shayea

The team will be supported by Para Powerlifting Performance Director Tom Whittaker as Team Leader, Lead High Performance Coach Ben Richens, Pathway Development Coach Connor MacDonald and Athlete Health Lead and Physiotherapist Katie Collis.

Tom Whittaker, Para Powerlifting Performance Director has commented, “I am excited to see another large and diverse team represent GBR at the 2022 European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is a significant event on the qualification road to Paris and will establish athletes initial ranking positions for the games in 2024. The team is young and hungry off the back of performances at the American Open and Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It will be a fantastic opportunity and insight as to how we stack up against the rest of Europe so soon after the Commonwealth Games and ahead of the Worlds next June”.


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