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Paralympic sports - 19. June 2007.

Top junior performance at Powerlifting European championships


Britain’s juniors led the way at the European Powerlifting Championships last week.


Olivia Hyman put in top performance, winning silver in her respective categorie.

19-year-old Hyman was also leading with a European record in the first two lifts with her PB of 70kg, but was beaten into second place on the final lift.

Athens 2004 Paralympian Julie Salmon just missed a podium spot, finishing 4th with a personal best of 80kg in the 52kg category.

The full Female GB squad were: Julie Salmon (Pontypridd), Natalie Blake (Newark, Notts), Jackie Wagstaff (Manchester), Louise Iontton (Bradford), Olivia Hyman (Bath)

The Powerlifting European Championships, which ran from June 10 to 15 in Kavala in Greece, was an opportunity for Britain’s top powerlifters to lift the qualification marks ahead of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

For further information about the British Paralympic Association, please contact Sian Davies in the Press Office on 0207 211 5240 or 07721 892686 or by email at [email protected]. For news updates visit the BPA website at www.paralympics.org.uk

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