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Team announced for European Powerlifting Championships Featured

SEVEN GB athletes are preparing to travel to the European Powerlifting Championships in Russia later this month.

Five athletes will enter the main competition, while another two will compete in the open section of the event at Alexin from May 22-28.

Double Paralympian Ali Jawad (pictured) will compete in the 59kg class, while fellow London 2012 veteran Natalie Blake lifts in the 55kg class.

Londoner Paul Efayena competes in the 107kg class, while Sgt Micky Yule lifts in the 80kg class and Adam Alderman will compete in the 49kg class. The athletes in the main competition will have coaches Neil Crosbie, Arun Singh and Ric Partridge with them, while physiotherapist Suzanne Basnett will be there too.

In the open event Chris Rattenbury and Daniel Steward will lift in 97kg and 72kg categories respectively, with Gideon Griffiths coaching them and Tom Whittaker overseeing the whole GB team in Russia.

The event is being screened live on the internet. For more details click here - http://www.paralympic.org/news/ipc-live-stream-powerlifting-euros