Since my trip out to Tokyo I’ve not competed so I’ve had a couple of months to just focus on my training. Things haven’t gone completely to plan but I did some 1RM testing at the end of the last block so we could see where I am, which is always enjoyable.
It’s actually the longest period I’ve had without a competition, since I began powerlifting in 2017 and it’s still 6 weeks until the next international competition.
Selection has been announced and I’m excited that my next competition will be Manchester 2020 Road To Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup. This is the first event of it’s kind in the UK and it’s so exciting to have some of the world’s best lifters competing in Manchester. It’s also a fantastic qualification opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with everything that comes with a home competition, less travel and no jetlag.
Great Britain are sending the biggest team we’ve ever had, 15 athletes in total, and it’s really awesome to see some talent development athletes being given an opportunity to experience an international competition. Click here to view the full team list.
We’re not used to such large number so I’m interested to see how the logistics change things for us. It will also be a bit different to a normal international competition because I won’t be heading in to the competition hotel until a few days before my competition. A new challenge for me but it’s always good to be able to practice situations different to those you’re used to, in case things go wrong in the build up to a major competition.
It’s likely I will compete on Sunday 23rd February, which is the last day of competition. The schedule is expected to be released nearer the time but since GB will have athletes in most sessions, I encourage you to come along if you’re able to support the team. You can buy your tickets here. I hope to see you there 🙂