Mighty Morgan defends his World Deadlift Championship title in Belgium

Honiton power lifter Chris Morgan in Antwerp

Honiton power lifter Chris Morgan in Antwerp - Credit: Archant

British, European and World Champion Powerlifter Chris Morgan has successfully defended his World Deadlift Championship.

Honiton-based Morgan was lifting in the World Single Event Championships, being held in Antwerp, Belgium and made lifts of 220 kilo’s followed by 250 kilo’s and then 267.5 kilo’s to win both the Open and Masters One world titles.

Morgan was lifting in the 82.5 kilo class at a bodyweight of 81.5 kilo’s.

Speaking after the competition, Morgan said: “I’m delighted to have won my sixth (Open) and seventh (Masters 1) world titles here in Antwerp Belgium. This Championship has been one of my most difficult tasks for many years as I’ve been training for this last six weeks with a damaged hamstring. I’m relieved to have come through the competition without damaging the hamstring any further and look forward to being fully fit for the forthcoming European Deadlift Championships in September.”

He continued: “I’d like to also mention promising Devon powerlifter James Minaer who added the World Championship Bronze medal to his British Junior titles here in Antwerp this weekend. It has been a huge privilege participate and win medals with this promising Devon athlete over this last year and I would like express my congratulations on this fantastic achievement.”

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The European Single Event Championships take place in Cherkassy, Ukraine from September 13 to 15.

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