James entered his first powerlifting meet with the BDFPA (British Drug Free Powerlifting Association) on 14 January 2017.
Weighed in (wearing shoes and a tracksuit) at 65.1kg and was entered into the T1 67.5kg unequipped class (14-15 year old, unequipped meaning no supersuit or knee wraps). Given this was his debut meet at a divisional level he lifted in shorts and a tee shirt – but wore squat shoes and barefoot shoes for the deadlift.
Results 9 successful lift out of 9. 3 x personal bests.
Squat 117.5kg. Bench 65kg. Deadlift 130kg.
He qualified for the nationals in Mar-17 and has decided to compete in his strong event the squat.
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