Exmouth power lifter Collison cronwed the world’s best!

10:45 12 June 2014

Paul Collinson with his WDFPF World Championship Bench Unequipped and Deadlift Unequipped trophies. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 4810-24-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Paul Collinson with his WDFPF World Championship Bench Unequipped and Deadlift Unequipped trophies. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 4810-24-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Exmouth has a new World Champion to celebrate after Paul Collinson returned from the world power lifting championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, with two world titles, writes Steve Birley.

Collison, a former Royal Marine captain who left the service two years ago after a distinguished career only took up the sport of power lifting last year!

He can now lay claim to the title of world champion and world record holder in the bench category after he beat the previous best, a 155kg lift that had stood for 14-years, by lifting 160kg!

During the competition he had initially three lifts which saw him first lift a new European record weight of 151kg. He then lifted a new world record weight of 156kg before finally taking the world’s best even higher to that 160kg.

Not one to rest on his laurels the former Royal Marine then took part in the dead lift section of the championships and promptly bagged a new personal best to land a second world title!

He said: “Power lifting is a sport that I virtually fell into. Suffering from arthritis has restricted me in recent years as to what sort of sport I can do. I am not one to sit around and it was my son who had seen something about power lifting and he suggested to me that I give it a go. The rest, as they say, is history and now I am on top of the world.”

In a remarkably short space of time Collison, who only began competitive lifting last December when he won South West bench and dead lift titles setting new records, has risen to be the best in the world.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

19:14
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club provide airtime for Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and this is the latest group to be looked after.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been selected by the British Gliding Association to provide continuation training in the South West region as part of a nationwide grant scheme provided by Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
19:06
Honiton’s Scott Eveleigh receives the Devon County Indoor Bowling Association Under-21 title from Derek Viles, county secretary of the Devon County Indoor Bowls Association.

Honiton Bowling Club member Scott Eveleigh achieved his dream by winning the Devon County Indoor Bowling Association Under 21 title last weekend, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
19:06
Sophie Keech

Devon Golfer Sophie Keech played in the Roehampton Open Gold Challenge Cup in London.

Read more
18:38

Offwell Rangers suffered a big blow to their Fresha League Seven top four aspirations when they went down 7-1 at home to Tivvy Park Rangers.

Read more
12:24

Another Exeter and District League season has come to an end and so how did local teams fare over the course of the eight month campaign?

Read more
Yesterday, 19:36
football generic picture

Upottery are just two wins away from securing the Fresha League Division Two title after they won their to-of-the-table clash with University 2-1.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29
A competitor in action at the Whindwhistle Motor Club meeting

A single venue classic car trial, organised by Windwhistle Motor Club (Chard) proved to be a huge success, writes Paul Bagnall.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

Feniton Under-14s completed their Exeter and District League campaign in style as they won 14-0 at Pinhoe Sharks.

Read more
Fri, 13:15
mhsp week 17 rugby

Honiton Community College student Charlie Wright has just returned to East Devon having played for the England Under-16 rugby team who dealt Wales a heavy 34-0 defeat.

Read more
Fri, 07:26
skittles generic picture

There were some good scores in the latest round of matches in the East Devon Hunt Skittles League.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder