European glory for pair

WeightliftingCouple Neil and Ann Thomas, of Little Lumpkid in Hadleigh, returned from the European Single Lift Championships having won two titles between them representing Great Britain.

Weightlifting

Couple Neil and Ann Thomas, of Little Lumpkid in Hadleigh, returned from the European Single Lift Championships having won two titles between them representing Great Britain.

Neil took part in the Bench Press competition and managed a personal best of 200kg with his final lift to beat off strong competition from the Italians and French. Ann Thomas excelled in the deadlift competition and set a new British record of 125kg at only 56kg body weight.

At present Neil is National, European and World bench press champion in his category with Ann holding World and European titles in deadlift.


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The competition took place in Lake Como. The pair have received a second selection for Great Britain for Australia later this year to compete at the World Championships.

The pair are stationed at Wattisham with Neil in the Army and Ann in the RAF. Her success has led to support from local business Health, Muscle and Fitness, of St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

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