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After an amazing five weightlifting medals at the Commonwealth Games on home soil in Birmingham in 2022, British Weight Lifting athletes will be out to impress with Olympic silver medallist Emily Campbell taking to the platform alongside her fellow Olympic & Commonwealth athletes Sarah Davies and Zoe Smith.

Battling it out in the men’s 67kg are seasoned England Commonwealth weightlifters, Christopher Freebury and Jaswant Shergill.

GB youth athlete Asees Dhanda will be making her senior debut against top ranked athletes Kelly Jo Robson and Tammy Wong in the women’s 49kg category.

Commonwealth bronze medallist Fraer Morrow will be up against fellow Commonwealth weightlifter Noorin Gulam in the women’s 55kg category.

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Hot on the heels of Laura Wheatcroft is Welsh record holder Catrin Haf Jones in the women’s 59kg category.

Commonwealth silver medallist Jess Gordon Brown has moved up a weight class to the women’s 64kg category to battle it out with Olympian and former Commonwealth champion Zoe Smith.

The hottest battle of the competition lies in the men’s 96kg class with three lifters totalling above 325kg. Do not miss out on this epic showdown.

Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Emily Campbell will be making an appearance in the women’s 87+kg after securing another gold medal performance at the recent a European Championships.

Manchester born Commonwealth athlete Andy Griffiths will be competing in the men’s 109kg category.

The final showdown of the championships will be between Great Britain’s top two super heavyweight lifters Mack Middleton and Gordon Shaw in the 109+kg with a guest appearance from the IWF refugee team member Reza Rouhi.

Matthew Curtain, CEO of British Weight Lifting, the Governing Body for weightlifting and para powerlifting, has said: “This is an amazing opportunity for people to see the what the best of weightlifting has to offer.

“We show that strong is definitely not a size, with athletes competing from 45kg through to +109kg lifting incredible weights above their head. Emily Campbell’s Olympic Silver Medal winning lift equates to lifting two adults above her head!

“As strength training becomes more and more popular, we hope as many people as possible come out to support our flagship event.

“Bring your flags, friends and cheers for GB weightlifting athletes, you won’t be disappointed”.

Sheona Southern, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, said: “Greater Manchester is enjoying a busy Summer of Sport, and the British Weight Lifting Championships is one of the first in a series of world-class events coming to the region over the next few months.

It is fantastic to see the competition come to Manchester Central, offering visitors to the city the opportunity to see the power and strength of some of the world’s best weight lifting athletes in an iconic venue. We also hope it will inspire people to come and discover more of Greater Manchester’s great sporting events taking place this Summer, including the Davis Cup, Tour of Britain, and The Hundred.”


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Weight lifter lifting weights at Weight Lifting Championships

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to enjoy the annual British Weight Lifting Championships at its new home – the Manchester Central Convention Centre.



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