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Elite Weightlifters Head to Cardiff for Celtic Championships


Weightlifting talent including Olympians and Commonwealth Games hopefuls will descend on Cardiff tomorrow for the Celtic Tri-Nations competition.
Gareth Evans and Michaela Breeze are among those who will fight it out in the battle between Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
The competition has been re-vamped to include male and female teams of six, with no bodyweight categories. The competition works on a point system known as the Sinclair formula. The team with the highest points wins.
The competition starts at 11am at Dragon Cross Fit in Cardiff. The lifters will perform in four groups, with higher ranked athletes competing later in the day.
Weightlifting Wales Performance Director Simon Roach said:
“Weightlifting Wales is proud to be hosting the Celtic Championships, a team event that has not been on the weightlifting calendar for over a decade.
“With both Wales and Scotland hosting strong teams, the competition will be well matched and exciting to watch. All teams have lifters hoping to qualify for the Commonwealth Games and they will be pushing their performance to the maximum in the hope to ensure a place at Glasgow 2014.
“Welsh lifters to look out for are Gareth Evans and Michaela Breeze, and there are also a very talented group of younger lifters demonstrating excellent future potential.”
For more information visit www.weightliftingwales.co.uk and follow @WelshWeightLift on Twitter for updates.

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