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Adam Alderman

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Wife Naomi Alderman, daughter Rebecca
Residence
Sudbury, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 14.
Why this sport?
"My physique seemed was suited to powerlifting. I also enjoyed watching 'The World's Strongest Man' on television."
Club / Team
Suffolk Spartans: East Bergholt, ENG
Name of coach
Dan Collins [club], GBR

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Kavala, GRE

General interest

Nicknames
Adz (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Hobbies
Supporting English football team Liverpool. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the junior competition at the 2006 World Championships in Busan, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
British Para powerlifter Ali Jawad. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Injuries
In June 2013 he broke his collarbone and one of his ribs in a car accident. He returned to competition at the 2014 UK Championships in Leeds, England. (Athlete, 25 May 2019; suffolkfreepress.co.uk, 16 Mar 2014)

A shoulder injury almost stopped him competing at the 2013 European Championships in the Russian Federation. He recovered in time to lift at the competition and finished fourth. (suffolkfreepress.co.uk, 13 Jun 2013)

He broke his wrist in April 2011. (Athlete, 25 May 2019; adamalderman.blogspot.com, 05 Mar 2012)

He slipped a disc in his back in 2010. (adamalderman.blogspot.com, 22 Nov 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always approaches the bench from the left. (channel4.com, 27 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, play hard." (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Lifter at the 2010 East Midlands Bench Press Championships in England. (adamalderman.blogspot.com, 14 May 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 May 2019)
Impairment
He has achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 25 May 2019; suffolkfreepress.co.uk, 13 Jun 2013)
Other information
FILM ROLE
He appeared in the movie 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' as one of the goblins in Gringotts Bank. (Athlete, 25 May 2019; channel4.com, 27 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 11
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 48.00kg Final 2010-07-25 9999