Three lifters in the medals

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ASHINGTON powerlifters Mark Baker, David Coyle and Trevor Chaplin recently returned from Lancashire where they were competing in the Bench Press Championships.

The three all train at the Hirst Welfare Centre and lifted well to achieve a gold, a silver and a bronze medal between them.

Baker competed in the masters and lifted 152.5kg to claim the title and gold medal.

Coyle competed in the senior section and lifted 165kg to claim silver.

Meanwhile Chaplin capped a good performance by securing third position with a lift of 147.5kg in the senior section.

The three are part of strong powerlifting and weightlifting teams that train from the Hirst Welfare Centre.

Weightlifting and powerlifting training is on every night and if anyone is interested they should contact the centre on (01670) 857810.