Golden Jones

PUBLISHED: 09:43 06 January 2012

Carlin Jones.

Carlin Jones.

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Weston powerlifting Carlin Jones recently represented Wales at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships.

WESTON’S Carlin Jones, aged 24, recently represented Wales at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships held at the University of Bournemouth.

Jones, who weighed in at 87kg, won two gold and a silver medal and a further gold medal for overall winner in his bodyweight class.

He lifted 215kg in the squat (silver), 157.5kg bench press (gold) and another gold in deadlift (275kg). All lifts were assisted without the use of protective equipment.

Jones has enjoyed a successful year, winning the British unequipped championships, the British Universities and the all-England title.

The self-taught powerlifter has been competing for the past six years at a high level and trains at Hutton Moor four times a week. His next competition is in June, competing at the world IPF unequipped championships in Sweden and is currently looking for sponsorship.

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