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Tiler stars as records tumble at British U23 & U20 Championships Featured

Yorkshire’s Rebekah Tiler smashed 24 records as she cruised to victory in the British Under-23 and Under-18 Weightlifting Championships in Scotland last weekend.

The 14-year-old from Mytholmroyd lifted 84kg in the snatch and 108kg in the clean and jerk, totalling 192kg in the 69kg bodyweight class and taking an easy win, beating all other lifters in her category, whether Under-20, Under-23 or seniors.

In doing so, she set new British records in all age groups from Under-23 to Under-14, and three new English records too.

But she wasn’t the only record-breaker on a great day of action at Scotstoun on Saturday.

Louis Hampton Jones, from the Stars for the Future club in London, set new British Under-17 clean and jerk and total records in the 62kg class to win the British title, and Jack Oliver set two new British Under-23 records at 85kg bodyweight, lifting 136kg and 143kg in the snatch.

And Cardiff Dragons’ Darius Jokarzadeh set new British records at Under-23 and Under-20 level with a snatch of 175kg in the 105kg+ category, which is also a Welsh senior record.

There were Scottish records broken too, courtesy of Sophie Smyth and Zac Courtney, both of Kilmarnock WLC.

Stars for the Future made the long trip from London to Scotland with six lifters, and were rewarded when they won the Team Award, beating Kilmarnock by just two points. And they returned home with four of their athletes having won British titles.

Other highlights included a return to the platform of Alex Collier after a spell trying his hand at cycling. The Team Manchester lifter totalled 257kg to secure the British junior title in the 77kg class.