Cardiff Met Powerlifter sets British record


Cardiff Met student George Gordon recently scooped top accolades and set a British record at the GPC-GB Tattooed & Strong Push/Pull competition held in Manchester.

In this highly competitive push / pull competition involving the bench press and deadlift, George was placed 1st in the teenage 75kg class and 3rd in the men's 75kg class.

The first year Sport and Exercise Science student from Poole in Dorset successfully lifted 92.5kg in the bench press and 195kg in the deadlift which were both British records in the teenage 3 (18 – 19) 75kg category.

Cardiff Met currently provides financial support to George to help pay for equipment, travel, supplements, accommodation and competition entry fees.

George is now aiming for further success at the GPC-GB Southern Qualifier which will enable him to qualify for the British, European and World Championships all being held later in 2015.

Speaking about his recent success, George said:

"I would like to thank Cardiff Met for their financial support as it has made a huge difference. I was recently able to purchase a new bar that has really helped improve the quality of training and boosted my motivation to succeed – when I'm representing Cardiff Met I want to perform to the absolute best of my ability."

Cardiff Met Director of Sport, Dave Cobner added:

"On behalf of Cardiff Met, I would like to congratulate George on his recent British record and wish him all the very best for the GPC-GB Southern Qualifier. It is fantastic to see that the financial support we have given George has benefitted him so much."