Create: 10/11/2010 - 00:15
The European Single Lift Championships held in Malta from the 1st through the 3rd of October, were a success with over 180 lifters from all over Europe making the trip to the tiny Mediterranean island to compete for the honors. Best lifter awards in the squat went to Alexey Kashirin of Russia for the unequipped division who squatted 270kg in the -110kg category, and to Neil Abery of England who squatted 300kg in the -90kg category equipped division. Both lifters were drug tested after lifting. In the women's category Helen Wuyts of Belgium was awarded both unequipped and equipped trophies after squatting 122.5kg and 161kg respectively in both of the mentioned divisions in the -63kg category. Squat results In the bench press Helen Wuyts once again took the honors in the women's unequipped with a 72.5kg press, while Stephanie Lagrange bench pressed 103kg in the -63kg division to take the best lifter in the equipped section. Alistair Murdoch of England bench presses 212.5kg in the -110kg unequipped to take best lifter honor in the unequipped division, while Maksim Kaidan of the Ukraine benched 217.5kg in the -100kg equipped division to take top honors in the men equipped Bench. Bench results In the deadlift, it was Irene Bartolomeo's turn to take the honors in the unequipped division. Competing in the -53kg division she pulled a 157.5kg dead sumo style. Wuyts once again took the equipped trophy by pulling 172.5kg. For the men, it was Englishman Bret Le Cras, competing in the -100kg division who pulled 285kg to take the Men Unequipped honors. 45 year old Benny Verbeke of Belgium, competing in the 82.5kg division pulled a 275.5kg deadlift to take best lifter trophy in the Men Equipped division. Deadlift results A total of 18 drug tests were conducted throughout the event.