Weston man qualifies for Commonwealth

A WESTON man has qualified into the Commonwealth Power Lifting Championships by coming first in the English Powerlifting Championships.

Carlin Jones, aged 24, of Brompton Road, Weston, beat 12 other people in the competition.

He said: “I get a great satisfaction from this sport. I know I’m good at it and I want to keep it up, and it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.”

Jones started training in powerlifting six years ago and has won the junior championship for the sport. He received an injury in 2009 but last year he was back and better than ever when he won the British Seniors Championship.

He said: “I was over the moon when I won and hope I can do as well in the Commonwealth Championship.”

You may also want to watch:

Jones will compete in the Commonwealth Championships in Bournemouth on December 16.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter