Weightlifters from all over the world descended on Castlemilk recently.
Hosted by the Castlemilk Gym in the area’s community centre, they hosted the International All-round Weightlighting Association annual international Gold Cup record breakers competition.
And there was success worth noting as all eight local weightlifters achieved IAWA world records for their weight and age category.
They were: George Dick, two hands deadlift, 170kg, age 60+; William Wright, pull over and push 95kg, age 70+; Andrew Tomlin, middle fingers deadlift, 160kg, age 45+; Matthew Finkle, two inch bar straddle deadlift, 120kg, age 45+; David McFadzean, hands snatch on knees, 37.5kg ,age 40+; Jim Madden, reverse clean and press, 62.5kg, age 40+; Agnes McInally, bench press feet in air, 37.5kg, age 50+; James Cook, thumbless deadlift, 100kg, age 16-17.
The event was attended by 29 lifters coming from Finland, England and USA and of course Castlemilk. All lifters within the association must be drug free. This event is held in different locations each year, with next year’s being held in the USA.
Bill Wright, Castlemilk club president for more then 30 years said: “I am delighted that the same standard prevails within the club and the association in organising and competing in World Championship events.
“All the lifting members have worked hard to reach this level, within a drug free association.”
The event was supported by Glasgow City Council area committee and Castlemilk Community Centre Advisory Committee.