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14 March 2024

Welsh Spring Open 2024 round-up: Celebrating Strength and Achievement

The Weightlifting community gathered in Strength Academy Wales, Haverfordwest for the Welsh Spring Open 2024, a captivating showcase of talent and determination.

The Weightlifting community gathered in Strength Academy Wales, Haverfordwest for the Welsh Spring Open, a captivating showcase of talent and determination. Athletes from across the UK converged to challenge themselves, aiming for personal bests and some, the chance to qualify for international competitions.

The day saw some new athletes take to the platform for the very first day. Whilst others competed to add to their already well documented careers. Several of these Welsh competitors particularly stood out, leaving a lasting impression on the event.

Thomas Duggan emerged as a standout performer in the 55kgs class, setting an impressive 14 new Welsh Records and claiming 4 British Records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.

Llewellyn Waits also made waves, securing 3 Welsh Records and setting two British Records in the Snatch and Total for his age group. His performance and showmanship shone through.

Within the same session, Jac Green shattered his 3 Welsh records in the 73kg class. His continued progression hints to a positive future in the sport of weightlifting.

Jorgie Hughes-Lynch also shattered three Welsh records in the U15s 67kgs class; two of which were his previous personal bests. The Welsh Development Squad are truly coming into their own competitively.

Charlotte Whalley, a member of the Welsh senior squad, effortlessly surpassed her previous junior Welsh Record snatch and total, showcasing the depth of talent within the Welsh team.

Edward Gibson's achievement in setting a new Welsh record snatch in the 89kg category added to the excitement of the event, further highlighting the level of excellence on display.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all the athletes and coaches for their participation and dedication. Special thanks are also due to the Strength Academy Wales community and loading team for their support on the day.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Technical Officials whose expertise and dedication made the Welsh Spring Open possible. Their tireless efforts behind the scenes did not go unnoticed, and their professionalism contributed greatly to the success of the event. We are truly grateful for their invaluable contributions and support, without which this event would not have been possible.

The Welsh Spring Open was not just a competition but a celebration of strength, achievement, and community spirit. As we look forward to future events, let us continue to uphold the values of sportsmanship and camaraderie that make Weightlifting such a rewarding pursuit. Here's to many more successes ahead.