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AMAZING: Bushey pupil hoping to break more records in powerlifting competitions

 Published on: 18th June 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey pupil who came fourth in the UK in the British Powerlifting Championships is hoping to break more records this summer.

Jodie Fox, a Sixth Form student at St Margaret’s School, competed in the Sub-Junior and Junior British Powerlifting Championships in Solihull in May, lifting a regional record in weight for her age.

Now Jodie is hoping to continue breaking records as she trains hard for the All-England Championships in Manchester in August.

Speaking about her success at the British Championships, Jodie, who has only been powerlifting since April 2021, said: “My total in the British Championships was 310kg, which was a regional record. This was made up of my highest squat – 120kg, a regional record and personal best, bench – 55kg another personal best, and finally deadlift – 135kg, a regional record and another personal best for me.

“I am already training hard for my next competition. My goal for the All-England is to break more records, achieve more personal bests and place in the top three lifters, which would potentially open up the opportunity to perform at the Commonwealth Games next year.”

Jodie added that training four times a week can be exhausting both mentally and physically.

She said: “The amount of training you have to do to be able to compete as a powerlifter can be exhausting; You must be strong enough mentally and physically, to endure the fatigue and soreness that comes with it. Powerlifting has taught me resilience, discipline and consistency and shown me that I am stronger, both physically and mentally, than I ever thought.”

Camilla Powell, St Margaret’s head of PE & Sport, said:” She has moved mountains surpassing her own expectations and is a true inspiration to us all.”

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