Honiton's Chris wins gold

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:11 16 June 2010

Gold winner Chris Morgan

Gold winner Chris Morgan

Honiton-based Powerlifter Chris Morgan has won a gold medal at the World Deadlift Championships.

Honiton-based Powerlifter Chris Morgan has won a gold medal at the World Deadlift Championships.

He was lifting in the World Championship Single Event competition, held in Bradford in England and made lifts of 200 kilos followed by 230 kilos and then 250 kilos to clinch the World Open title in the 82.5 kilo class. Chris also finished second overall amongst 120 lifters, narrowly missing out on the 'best lifter' award that is presented across all weight classes.

Speaking about the competition, Chris said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have won my second World Open Championship.

"I'm surprised by this result after my injury problems earlier this year, but now extremely encouraged by my recent form and results. The World Deadlift championship has always been a title that I've coveted and to win it in my home country makes everything so extra special. I'd like to thank my family, friends and supporters for all their inspiration and encouragement this year."

Chris's next competition is the World Drug Free Powerlifting Championship being held in Milton Keynes, in November, and then South West Divisional Championship in Newquay in early December.


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