Morgan’s fifth world title

PUBLISHED: 10:55 27 June 2012

Chris Morgan with Prime Minister David Cameron

Chris Morgan with Prime Minister David Cameron


Honiton powerlifter Chris Morgan has this weekend won his fifth world championship title and concurrently holds British Open, European Open and World Open titles.

He was lifting in the World Deadlift Championships held in Autun in France where he made lifts of 202.5 kilo, followed by 220 kilos and then 240 kilos to win the World Open title in the 82.5 kilo class.

Speaking about the competition, Chris said: “I’m delighted to have won my fifth world championship title here in France this weekend. This is the first time in my 14-year career that I’ve held British Open, European Open and World Open titles all at the same time.

‘This special moment seems ironic considering that only two weeks ago I almost decided not to compete at all due to a series of injuries.

Chris added: “It was only when viewing an old photograph of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 1948 that I changed my mind.

“The photograph carried the words that sometimes the important thing in the Olympic Games is not the winning, but the taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering, but fighting well.

“This year we all have an amazing opportunity to participate in sports in some way through the Olympic experiences that are happening around us.

“Even if you are not competing in the Olympic games, or have tickets as a spectator this summer, there are many ways to share in the Olympic spirit.”

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