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Andrew Ward Wins British Bench Championships Feb 2020 (IPF, 74kg open)

Mar 03, 2020

 Video of Andrew Competing:

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After nearly a decade of consistent training, I had the privilege of competing in the IPF British Powerlifting Classic Bench Press Championships on 23rd February. I originally entered the competition with the goal of fighting for silver, as there were some very strong lifters, but the competition went my way on the day and I walked away with gold! I'm also proud to have subsequently been offered the opportunity to lift at Worlds in May.

A huge thank you to my coach, Luke Rogers, for his support in the lead up to this achievement, and on the day.

Category: IPF Open Senior Men's British Powerlifting Classic Bench Press Championships (under 74kg bodyweight class)

Bodyweight: 73.7 kg

Lifts: 147.5 kg, 155 kg, 157.5kg

Photographs from the event:

Andrew Ward waiting to bench pressAndrew walks onto the podium at the IPF British Powerlifting Bench ChampionshipsTightening up the wrist wraps (Andrew Ward)Setting up to lift 155 - Andrew WardAndrew in the middle of lifting 155kg, second liftAndrew Ward and Luke RogersAndrew Ward giving the spotters instruction on how to hand him the barAndrew setting up to lift 157.5 kg bench for the winAndrew arched and ready to lift 157.5 kgAndrew Ward celebrating a good lift! 157.5 kg which took gold.Andrew Ward British Powerlifting Champs TrophyAndrew Ward and Luke Rogers Celebrate the win

See Andrew's Open Powerlifting Profile.