Powerlifting... and competitors from 11 nations took part in the European championships in Birmingham on?
Powerlifting... and competitors from 11 nations took part in the European championships in Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday (1 and 2 April). The team title went to Great Britain, the host nation, and competitors from Britain and Scandinavia dominated the individual classes.
SYNOPSIS: The mid-heavyweight class, and Corry Nilsson of Sweden successfully squatted 302.5 kilos ... Nilsson eventually finished third.
Next on the platform was the eventual winner Eamon Toal of Britain. He also squatted 302.5 kilos, and won with an overall total of 802.5 kilos.
Second in the mid-heavy class was Honkonen of Finland. In the dead-lift he was successful with 310 kilos.
In the 100 kilos class, Britain's Ray Noble dead lifted 310 kilos, but he had to settle for second place behind Yvander of Sweden.
At super-heavyweight, second place went to the Finn Kar Kempainen, whose best squat was 355 kilos.
His overall total was 935 kilos.
Winner at super-heavy was another Finn, Taito Haara. He squatted 400 kilos, and won with a total of 960 kilos.