GPC Worlds Full Results

Create: 09/14/2008 - 11:47
(updated 3:31 pm) Full results (Overall, full power and bench only - pdf) are posted for the GPC World Championships which were held September 8-12 in Warwickshire, England. Finland swept the team awards, winning both the powerlifting and bench press events. Ireland finished second and the Czech Republic third in the powerlifting competition. Great Britain finished fourth. In the bench press competition, Azerbaijan earned silver and France bronze. Great Britain was fifth. Finland's Jonas Rantanen, 308, won powerlifting best lifter honors with his 2,617 pound total. France's Sabine Guillaume received the best female lifter award. Guillaume, 105, totalled 782 pounds. American Edward Dudley-Robey placed third at 165 in the bench only competition with a 407 pound press. He missed two attempts at 440 pounds which would have given him the win. At 181, Brits Steve Read and Robert Trusscott finished second and third, each pressing 286 pounds. Great Britain's Graig Heartwell was unable to get a bench press in the 220 pound class, missing his opener at 462 and two attempts at 484 pounds. Brit Lee Alberts won the bronze at 275 with his 573 pound bench press. Finland's Jani Ihalainen won the class with a 666 pound effort. Finland's Jonas Rantanen won the 308 class and hit the biggest bench press of the meet with a 771 pound press. The effort earned him the best lifter award. Rantanen missed his opener at 749 pounds, then missed his second at 771 pounds, before hitting the lift on his third. He then missed a fourth attempt of 794 pounds. The sole superheavyweight competitor, Finland's Kari Kalliola, was unable to get a lift in, missing on three attempts at 815 pounds. Best female bencher honors went to Slovakia's Dagmar Liptakova, 132, for her 248 pound press.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dudley-Robey's lift also set the new GPC North American (USA, CAN, MEX) and GPC USA open and submaster records. Congrats!

Submitted by lunhboxlb (not verified) on
congrats to jerry faulks of great britian. see you in fla or at big iron gym.

Submitted by Jerry Fox on
Thanks for the mention and the oppotunity to thank Brad and all at BIG for the help and support. Through passion,I gain strength.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dudley-Robey was a class act.Thanks for all the help. Andy Saunders GB team.

Submitted by s curtis (not verified) on
The gpc world championships in england was the best run meet i have ever been to. Everything ran on time, the results from each flight were there within 15 mins, the lifting order for the next day was there 15 mins after the last flight the music ,loading crew ,and atmosphere were all superb. Congratulations to all concerned with that show the uspf have made a huge step forward with its affiliation to this federation if that is the kind of meet they put on and not to forget some outstanding lifting great job gpc .

Submitted by lee alberts (not verified) on
i was very impressed with the gpc, the competitors were unreal it shows how far behind us brits are in terms of benching. lee and marie put on a great show and are, as always very friendly and extreamely supportive. thank you!