Andrew lifts the gold at powerlifting championships

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A BEDLINGTONSHIRE High School pupil is celebrating after winning gold in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship.

Sixteen-year-old Andrew Connor took part in the competition held in Bournemouth.

Andrew said: “I enjoyed the competition immensely and it was a bonus that I got the gold medal.”

Principal at the school Kieran McGrane said: “Andrew’s dedication and determination is outstanding, we are very proud of his achievement.”

The Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation’s fourth Championships was held on behalf of the English Powerlifting Federation (EPA).