21st Sep, 2019

Cofton Hackett powerlifter retains European title

Craig Gibbons 31st May, 2018 Updated: 31st May, 2018

COFTON Hackett’s Jules Davis retained her Global Powerlifting Committee European Championships title last Sunday.

The 42-year-old flew out to Nancy, France, where she took first place in the under-60kgs weight category.

Not only did she walk away with the European title, she smashed four British records and two European records.

She lifted 142.5kg in the squat but failed 150.5kg for a world record.

She benched 80kg but failed to lift 85.5kg for another world record before deadlifting 165kg.

This gave her a combined total of 387.5kg, which was also a European record, and was a 22.5kg increase on her total from her last international competition.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the result,” said Davis.

“All of my lifts were personal bests in a competition, all were British records, and two were the best in Europe.

“I even had two attempts at World Records which I didn’t quite nail, but I’m determined to get them next time.

“To get the British and European records for the best total is my biggest achievement and means the most to me.

“To add 22.5kg on to my total from my last competition is a huge jump in the space of six months.

“It just goes to prove that all the effort I’ve put and all the sacrifices that I’ve made have been worth it.”

Next up for Davis is September’s World Championships in Hungary before the British Finals held in Glasgow in November.

“I’ll still be working on my nutrition with Team RH Fitness and my training with my coach Lee Marshall,” she added.

“I’m aiming for a 400kg total at the World Championships.

“With some really hard work between now and September, I’m determined I’m going to give it my best shot.”

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