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The stacked 83kg class took place right after the 74s and we’re here for the recap 👊
@ay83kg put on a great performance with us as outgoing men’s captain. A 662.5kg total at 81.1bw gave him an incredible 449wilks. Aymen sailed through his squats and bench, but we all know he’s a deadlift guy anyway 👀. All prepared to take the British DL on his 3rd attempt (302.5kg), a tiny slip of the grip caused his opener of 272.5 to come crashing down, breaking the hearts of everyone watching. Aymen could have carried on with his original plan but did what every intelligent and goal driven lifter should do, and made the very hard decision to repeat his opener. Once that flew, we knew the DL record was too big of a jump from 272.5 today with only one attempt to go, but with a 292.5 third attempt it was enough to secure the deadlift Gold medal. Big shoutout to him for maintaining composure, sucking it up when things got tough and pulling out the gold medal in the deadlift in the most stacked weight class around. Top 6 had 450 wilks and the best had 480+. To win gold against some of the best Jrs in the world is just incredible and Aymen leaves another huge legacy for the 83s and future captains to compete against.
Speaking of which, @danclarke47 was his teammate in the 83s and the new men’s captain, so he has a lot to live up to 👀. Dan had one of the best meets of the team, going 8/9 and PRing in every lift, coming away with a 582.5 total and 389wilks. The only hiccup of the day was a red lighted second squat, but as a team we all learnt a bit more about appealing lifts to the jury, so atleast there’s that 👀. Dan is taking time out now to bulk up some size and work capacity, looking to dominate next year at BUCS (potentially joining the thicc boiz in the 93s??) and we are all hyped to see where he takes the team and his lifts as captain next year 💪
93s up next!! (Promise I’ll get this post done quicker this time get off my back 🙄)