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7 August 2023

British Championship 2023 Round Up

The British Championships, held in Manchester Central Convention Centre over the 5-6 August was full of excitement, pressure, and fierce competition, showcasing the best in Britain.

Congratulations to all the competitors, the standard of which climbs higher and higher each year. The fact that there was a record number of Welsh competitors is a testament to the growing strength of the weightlifting community in Wales. There were nine medallists and five Welsh age group records broken, a reflection of the great performances displayed during the British Championships.

Special mentions:

  • Emma McCready (81kg) on becoming the British Champion.
  • Seth Casidsid (61kg), Leah Clarke (+87kg), and Joseph Walton (+109kg) on winning the Silver medal in their respective categories.
  • Ben Foggo (-61kg), Cian Green (73kg), Joseph Cowen (81kg), Harry Nelms (96kg), and Madaline Connelly (55kg) on winning the Bronze medal in their respective categories.
  • Edward Gibson (81kg), Charlotte Whalley (59kg), and Chloe Hood (71kg) on breaking Welsh age group records on the British Championship platform.

There were 11 debut appearances on the British Championships stage, and four Junior athletes competing on a senior level. Highlighting the growth and emergence of new talents in Wales.

It must also be said that it was a very tough day for others, and just as we celebrate the highs, we also share in the disappointment for those who did not manage to do what they are truly capable of on the day. This reminds us that weightlifting comes with its share of ups and downs and makes up part of an athlete’s journey.

Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances and a special shout-out to their coaches for their hard work and dedication in preparation. A big thank you to British Weight Lifting for organising and hosting an incredible event. And finally thank you to all the officials and volunteers who make the events happen.

For detailed results, you can check them out here