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British Under-23 and Junior Championships

THERE was some top weightlifting action at the British Under-23 and Junior Championships staged at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre on April 28 2012.


Athletes from across the country journeyed to Shropshire in a bid to take gold, while several guest GB athletes were using the event to boost their Olympic preparations.


In the Male Under-20 categories, Ivybridge's Ryan Baugh won the 62kg class with a 182kg total, while Shaun Clegg (Team Manchester) was best in the 69kg class, lifting a total of 267kg.


His Team Manchester colleague Alex Collier won the 77kg class with 239kg, while Kilmarnock's Dale Cree was crowned 85kg champion with 250kg.


Caldincot lifter Jake Davies was best in the 94kg section with 245kg, while Kilmarnock's Jordan Haydon and Kyle Pearson won the 105kg and 105kg+ categories with 243kg and 273kg respectively.


In the Under-23 categories, Adam Mattiussi from St Mary's won the 69kg class with 225kg, while Gladiator's Haris Ansari lifted 205kg in the 77kg class to take the title.


St Mary's Sam Colgate won the 85kg class with 240kg, while Empire's Kris Carter was top in the 94kg class with a 257kg total.


St Birinus and GB athlete Ben Watson won the 105kg class with 305kg, while Warley's Jordan Gumbley won the 105kg+ class with 285kg.


In the women's Under-20 events, Sarah Davies from Leeds Met won the 63kg class with an impressive 153kg total, while Gladiator's Colette WIll won the 53kg class with 115kg.


Cardinal Pole's Dorothy John was named 48kg winner with 69kg, while her team-mate Kim Pham won the 58kg class with 123kg. Another Cardinal Pole lifter, Mercy Brown, won the 75kg+ category with 125kg.


In the women's Under-23 categories, Crystal Palace and GB lifter Emily Godley won the 63kg category with 183kg, while Kilmarnock's Georgina Black was top 69kg lifter with 179kg. Finally, Shila Panjavi (Stars of the Future) won the 58kg class with a total of 120kg.