Deasy does it for Washbrook weightlifter Carl

Carl Deasy

Carl Deasy - Credit: Archant

Carl Deasy looks to have signed off from competitive weightlifting in style, after grabbing a bronze medal at the World Games in Turin.

The 41-year-old roofing contractor from Washbrook competed in the men’s under-40 (85kg) category and was just pipped to silver by the finest of margins.

Deasy, a former member of Chantry Weightlifting Club, was in third place after the Snatch discipline and looked set to grab second after the Clean and Jerk, only to be pipped to the post. Deasy, who only returned to the sport 18 months ago after a period away, conceded that the event in Italy may be his last, but was proud of his efforts.

“I finished third in the Snatch although I almost made a mess of that event and only recovered in my third lift (lifting 111kg),” said Deasy.

“I was in second place after the Clean and Jerk, having lifted 142kg, but I missed out on silver as my main rival (Luca Derossi, lifted 148kg) finished on the same points total but weighed 0.1kg less than me.”

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Deasy, a former British champion, is the current World Masters champion and added: “I have only been back in the sport two years and I never expected to finish third in the World Games.

“I am taking a break now as I have got a few niggles and injuries and I may look to go into a bit of coaching.

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“I was training for two hours, six or seven nights a week when I was in training but you only get out what you put in.”

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