Powerlifting medals

Four Galwegian women were among the medallists at the National Single Powerlift championships last weekend.

Sharon Conroy (29 ) from Inverin, Claire Heneghan (23 ) from Mountbellew, NUIG student Kathryn O’Neill (23 ), and Orla O’Flaherty (28 ) from The Claddagh all won medals and qualified for European and international competitions. All four lifters are coached by Max Lauth at Maximum Results.

Heneghan set a new national record for the bench press, as well as placing in the deadlift event. O’Neill lifted four stone more than the current world record for deadlift and won gold in her division.

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