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Double gold for South Normanton powerlifter Stone

Powerlifter Craig Stone on his way to gold at the UK Championships
Powerlifter Craig Stone on his way to gold at the UK Championships

Powerlifter Craig Stone, of South Normanton, has returned fromn the UK Championships, run by the British Powerlifting Organisation (BPO), with two gold medals.

Stone won the bench press title, topping the 100kg M1 class with a new personal-best lift, and he followed up with victory in the deadlift championship thanks to another personal-best lift of 500lb.

These golds come hot on the heels of his success at the British Championships, also run by the BPO, where he landed another double in the bench press and deadlift.

Strength athlete Stone, who is coached by the nine-times world powerlifting champion, Phil Beniston, will now prepare for the International Powerlifting Federation’s Great Britain Championships, to be held in Wales next month, before he lifts as a star guest at a charity event in Ireland in November.