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Bangor University pumps it up at the Welsh Weightlifting Championships

Bangor University made its mark at the Welsh Weightlifting Championships in Cardiff recently where local sports bursary recipients, a student and a staff member each made podium positions.

Catrin (left) and Seth (Right)Catrin (left) and Seth (right)Catrin Jones, 15, from Bangor received a Bangor University Local Sports Bursary last year and broke the British and Welsh records in the 48kg category within two weeks. Part of the British talent squad, Catrin will head to Peru in April to compete at the World Youth Games.

Her father and trainer, Dave Jones, Fitness Manager at Canolfan Brailsford, the University’s sports centre, said: “We have seen a rapid development in short space of time, and Catrin has progressed very quickly, she’s a great prospect for the future.”

A Bangor University psychology graduate and recipient of the Local Sports Bursary, Seth Casidsid, 25, from Bangor won the 62kg category in the Welsh Championship for the second year.

Hannah (left) & Tiffany (right)Hannah (left) & Tiffany (right)Hannah Powell, 21, from Birmingham broke the British record at the 48kg category at the Championships as a guest lifter. The current English Champion titleholder has now qualified for the European Championships and is set on qualifying for the World Championships in the USA later on this year. Hannah is a first year Sports Science student and a Sports Scholarship recipient.

Tiffany Brannan, 23, a fitness instructor at Canolfan Brailsford came away with a second position in the 58kg category.

Iona Williams, Sport Development Manager at Bangor University, said “The University is very proud to be supporting local talent. Olympic weightlifting has seen a rise since Canolfan Brailsford’s refurbishment which now has an Olympic weightlifting area.”

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Publication date: 20 March 2015