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World Champion 2019

So just to update you all about the World Championships in South Africa. For me the main task was to come away from the Comp as World Champion and that’s just what I did.

In the build up towards this year’s comp I felt my lifts were going well and as things don’t always go to plan, I had to adjust a few bits, I will say it did help me for the better and I felt confident going into this year’s Worlds.

One thing I did find strange was the Altitude in Potchefstroom and despite a few random nose bleeds throughout the week it was soon Friday and that meant Comp day, some last-minute weight loss that was defiantly unexpected. On the morning I weighed in bang on the 74Kg class weight and then had to rehydrate myself and have some food before the comp.

With being in a comfortable position to take the win I decided to adjust all the openers and take into account of the situation.  Dropping the openers to make sure of the win was the best option and kept me ahead of the other lifters in my weight class.

Making 2 successful squats and benches it was on to the deadlift and I was really fired up for this as my deadlifts had been going so well prior to the comp, Making my opener I jumped to 250Kgs and even though I pulled it well it was my grip that let me down and I dropped the weight on both attempts fair to say I was disappointed with that.

My total of 700Kgs was enough to be the 2Nd Best lifter in the M1 age group and that was a surprise.

I have now come home and had to evaluate the whole things and make some changes in the hope they will follow through into my next comp, in other news next years worlds will now be back in South Africa and this time in Sun City and be combined with the Classic championships.

So for now it is going to be some hard work ahead of the British Championships that are being held in January at Horncastle England.