The European Single Lift Championships

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.


Submitted by 6 Pack Lapadat on
The benching in particular looked pretty good. Looks like there was 15 to 20 guys a weight class, and that is pretty good for a European meet. The World would only be bigger every weight class if it was in Europe. The WOrlds will be in the U.S. next year, and hopefully Europeans come out to compete for the Single lift. I know its expensive, and the 3 lift Worlds will be in Europe, but it would be a lot more competition with our European contingent there. Glad to see an INternational meet like the European Single lift Championships actually be contested by lifters from different Nations all over Europe. Congrats to the new European Champions, and I hope to see you at the Worlds in 2011. Do you believe?