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Four youngsters selected for European Youth Championships

Four promising young weightlifters have been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Youth Championships in Lithuania later this year.

The quartet will attend the competition in Klaipeda from September 1-8, and have been selected after showing real talent and potential to perform on the international stage.

The GB team for the European Youth Championships is:

Ryan Baugh (69kg), a 15-year-old from Ivybridge in Devon, coached by Michaela Breeze
Louis Hampton-Jones (56kg), 16 and from Northolt, coached by Kazem Panjavi
Rebekah Tiler (63kg), 14 and from Denholme in Yorkshire, coached by Eddie Halstead
Mercy Brown (69kg+), 16 and from London, coached by George Manners and Keith Morgan


“These four youngsters have all earned their place in the team by demonstrating real ability,” said British Weight Lifting’s Performance Director Tommy Yule.

“We have an increased focus to support the development of talented athletes across the country so it is great to be able to select these four athletes and for them to have this opportunity to perform to their best and learn from the experience of competing against some of the world’s best weightlifters.”