POWERLIFTING AND BILATERAL
It was a truly lovely sunny day in Robert Burns’ territory at the Scottish Open International Championship, for the fifth year in a row at Burns Gym, Dumfries on 15th April thanks to Stuart Murray, Meet Director. Burns gym is fully equipped with quality equipment that is ideal for the development of humane power and strength.
Competitors travelled from all over the UK to descend on Dumfries. Attendees witnessed spectacular performances, causing good vocal support in the audience. It was exciting and exhilarating to see lifters lifting with such good form and technique for lifting heavy weights.
To have been present at these championships, you would have witnessed more records broken. 9 British Records, 3 European Records and 1 World record.
The standard of lifting was excellent, with an array of new lifters from all categories with excellent camaraderie winning their classes, creating a very vibrant atmosphere. The Platform crew delivered an excellent faultless application on all lifts.
Full results are on the attached scoresheet.
POWERLIFTING RAW RECORDS (3 LIFTS)
75kg Men’s Open – Dan Pinnock, Squat 182.5kg B-E, Total 485kg B
82.5kg Men’s M60+ - Phil White, Squat 122.5kg B Dead Lift 170kg B & Total 390kg B
POWERLIFTING SINGLE PLY RECORDS (3LIFTS)
110kg Mens M60+ - Stuart Murray, Squat 240kg B-E
BILATERAL RAW RECORDS (2 LIFTS)
56kg Women’s Teenager 15/19 – Millie Tominson, Bench Press 40kg B Dead Lift 95kg B-E-W & Total 115kg B,
90kg Men’s M40+ - Scott Bennett, Dead Lift 202.5kg B
Key: B=British record. E=European record, W=World record.
Stuart Murray made all lifters proud by each receiving unique statues and certificates of participation.
Lifters have since e-mailed, Facebook, text, telephoned and wrote to express how “GREAT” the Championships were presented with dedication and commitment from all those involved below.
THEREFORE, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE BELOW WHO GAVE UP THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO HELP AT THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Meet Director: Stuart Murray
Platform Manager: Adam Suaberlich
Platform Crew: Neil Anderson, George Bemish, Danny McGregor., Jodie McVicar, Darren Parker, Cairn Ramsey and Darren Warbeck,
MC: David Carter
Technical Officer: Phil Beniston.
Referees: Phil Beniston, Ewan Cameron and Andy Shipman.
Presentation by: Ewan Cameron.
The BPO will be back at Burns Gym for the 2024 Scottish Open International Open Championships, thanks to Stuart Murray and his most excellent team.
Report by “The Crane”