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Royal Navy power-lifting contest

15 December 2016
The annual Royal Navy Power-lifting Competition has been staged in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth.

Top woman was Leading Physical Trainer Melanie Haslam from Plymouth-based warship HMS Montrose. She lifted a total of 360 kilogrammes.

Top man was Leading Physical Trainer Andrew Davey, Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor with Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre in Devonport. He lifted a total of 698.5 kg.

Organiser Andrew Davey said: “This is an increrasingly popular sport because it is easy to measure your progress compared with some similar disciplines and is good for fitness. 

The competition has widspread appeal - open to grassroots and international competitors alike.

Leading Physical Trainer Andrew Davey

“The competition has widspread appeal - open to grassroots and international competitors alike. The latter put their egos on the line by taking part and are therefore, a good example to the others.

‘’Devonport has been a good showcase for power-lifting with a keen audience of colleagues. The sport is going from strength to strength.’’

38 competitors took part in the event in a sport which is increasing in popularity with more people taking part each year.

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