Honiton powerlifter is England number one

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:03 16 June 2010

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Honiton Powerlifter Chris Morgan, has added the All England Championship to his growing collection of honours.

Honiton Powerlifter Chris Morgan, has added the All England Championship to his growing collection of honours.

Lifting in the national competition, held at Moulton College in Northampton, he made lifts of 230 kilos in squat, 115 kilos in bench press and 230 kilos in deadlift, giving him an overall total of 575 kilos. He was once again competing at a bodyweight in the 82.4 kilos.

He is also currently rated no 7 in the world.

Chris, who has been powerlifting for 11 years, said: "It's wonderful to get back to winning ways and take my first major title since the middle of 2006. The result was surprising, after picking up so many injuries over this six months. I still feel there is still plenty of improvement to come as my figures this weekend were not my best ever and I'm operating in this higher weight class. Some of the new training methods that I'm using are starting to pay dividends and I'm now looking forward to the international season which is about to start'.

Chris has a plethora of titles to his name including the 2005 world title. He added: 'I'm very realistic about my prospects for the forthcoming World Championships and it's important not to get too far ahead of myself. I'm working to a long-term plan, which will, hopefully prolong my career and allow me to compete in more competitions annually.

"I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all my colleagues and friends for their recent support through my injury problems.'

l Chris's forthcoming competitions are the World Deadlift Championships to be held in Bradford in December, the World Drug Free Powerlifting Championships to be held in Milton Keynes, England in November and the South West Divisional Championships in Newquay in December .

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