Morgan delighted with Euro gold

PUBLISHED: 15:14 21 September 2011

Honiton based Powerlifter Chris Morgan has won his first European Championship Gold medal, plus his first ‘International’ Best Lifter Award at this year’s European Deadlift Championships.

He was lifting in the competition held in Volka, Estonia, and made lifts of 215 kilos, 240 kilos and then a lifetime best of 265 kilos at a bodyweight of 81.4 kilos to take the overall pound-for- pound title.

Speaking about the competition, Chris said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won my first European Gold Medal and, more importantly, my first International Best Lifter title.

“I can’t quite believe that, after winning six British titles and four world titles during my career, that this is my first European Championship win

“After nearly a year of injury and illness, I was beginning to worry that I may never have the opportunity to finish my collection of World and European medals.

“This now means I have gold, silver and bronze medals from both World and European Championships’


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