Berck-Sur-Mer 2018: Great Britain team named27.04.2018
Paralympic medallists Ali Jawad and Zoe Newson lead delegation
Two-time Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson and 2014 world champion Ali Jawad will head Great Britain’s nine-member team at the World Para Powerlifting European Championships in Berck-Sur-Mer, France, between 25 and 29 May as announced by British Weightlifting.
Tom Whittaker, Paralympic Performance Director at British Weightlifting, said:
“This championship is an exciting opportunity for all the athletes selected for a number of different reasons. Not only is it the first Tokyo qualification event where eligible athletes can begin securing top 8 rankings but it takes place only 5 weeks after the team returned from the Commonwealth Games which presents a challenge in itself.
“A challenge I will enjoy watching the guys handle as the opportunity to start the qualification period with momentum at a time where the team has to quickly turn themselves around and go again which is unusual and demanding.”
Ali Jawad – Men’s up to 54kg
Nathaniel Wilding – Men’s up to 72kg
Michael Yule – Men’s up to 72kg
Oliver Brown – Men’s up to 65kg
Adam Alderman – Men’s up to 54kg
Louise Sugden – Women’s up to 86kg
Zoe Newson – Women’s up to 45kg
Olivia Broome – Women’s up to 50kg
Nerys Pearce - Women's up to 67kg
The first continental competition of 2018 will be the European Open Championships in Berck-Sur-Mer, France. The official website can be found here.
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