2023 BPO International Open Multi-lifts
Powerlifting, Bilateral, & Single lift Bench Press Championships
Bone’s Gym, Eltham, London, England
BPO are grateful to Bone’s Gym thanks to the Proprietor Barry Davis for hosting the above championships. Over fifty spectators generated great vocal support and camaraderie.
Lifters, Officials and Spectators travelled afar in wintry conditions.
All lifters were presented with unique gold Conan statues, Lady with Sword and certificates of participation at the end of the championships by Peter Davis.
Amazingly, 13 British, 12 European and 11 World records were broken at these championships.
RAW RECORDS POWERLIFTING:
67.5kg Men’s T15-19 – Christopher Stroud – Squat 127.5kg B Dead Lift 147.5kg B & Total 360kg B
90kg Men’s J20-23 – Joao Lopes – Squat 227.5kg E Dead Lift 261kg E&W & Total 633.5kg E&W
RAW RECORDS BILATERAL POWERLIFTING:
52kg Women’s T15-19 – Maddie Watling - Dead Lift 72.5kg B
110kg Men’s T15-19 – Charlie Griggs - B-E-W Bench Press 190kg B-E-W Dead Lift 300kg B-E-W & Total 470kg B-E-W
140+kg Men’s Open – Julian De-Allie - Bench Press 195kg B-E-W Dead Lift 320kg B-E-W & Total 515kg B-E-W
SINGLE PLY RECORDS SINGLE LIFT BENCH PRESS:
90kg Men’s M60+ – Phil Beniston - Bench Press 185kg B-E-W
Key: B=British record. E=European record, W=World record.
Many of the lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GOOD” the Championships were run, with dedication and commitment from all those below involved.
Meet Director: Barry Davis
Platform Crew: George Davis, Craig Salmon & Michael Vo
MC: David Carter
Scoreboard: Phil White
Technical Officer: David Carter
Referees: David Mannering, Peter Davis, Andrew Shipman
BEST LIFTER AWARDS
BPO Best Overall Bench Press receiving the Annual David Berg Memorial Shield went to Charlie Griggs with 113 points.
BPO Best Overall Dead Lift receiving the Annual Eddy Pengelly Memorial Shield went to Julian De-Allie with 176 points.
The Meet Director wishes to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came together to help make this event possible. To our supporters, thank you for all your support. Congratulations to the lifters, among them breaking thirty-six records We hope you had a fabulous time! To all our platform crew, referees and Officials, thank you. We appreciate everything you have done to make this event a successful one!
We look forward to greeting all lifters on platform at the 2024 British Open International Championships on July 14th to be held at Bone’s Gym, Eltham, London.
Report: The Crane