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Chris Freebury

Personal Info:

 

Name: Chris Freebury

 

 

Place of Birth: Derby

 

Weight Category: 62/69kg

 

Club: Atlas

 

Coach: Cyril Martin & Dave Sawyer

 

On The Platform:

 

Greatest Achievement: "Representing England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi."

 

Aspirations?: "To win a Commonwealth Games Medal and to gain a successful job working in elite sport."

 

Training Regime: "I train 6 days a week."

 

Who has been the greatest influence on you? "Cyril Martin."

 

When did you begin lifting? "Age 12 but competively since age 16."

 

Why did you begin lifting? "Because I was too short to become a successful Water Polo player."

 

Off The Platform:

 

Occupation: "Athlete. I also intern in Sheffield working with a Volleyball Team."

 

Ultimate relaxation? "Binging on a whole tray of warm brownies with squirty cream and a good film."

 

One thing you can't live without? "Chocolate."

 

Tip for the top? "Believe in order to achieve."

 

Life after lifting? "A profession in elite sport."

 

Describe yourself in 3 words... "Christopher Xavier Freebury."

 

Favourites:

 

Sports team: "GB Weightlifting."

 

Films: "Billy Maddison, Happy Gilmore or anything with good humour."

 

Band/Music: "Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix. I will listen to pretty much anything though."

 

Food: "When I'm not in training I do have a soft spot for fast food and chocolate."

 

Drink: "Monster or Relentless energy drinks. When I'm not in training...Magners."

 

What's the last book you read? "Through thick & thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan."

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