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Calday Success in Weightlifting

Calday celebrated success recently with fantastic success from both staff and students.

Jalaal Miller, a Year 11 student and GB talent squad athlete, was the only junior competing against the seniors in his weight class at the recent Northern Senior Weightlifting Championships in Wakefield. Jalaal secured the British U16 record of 94kg in the snatch and backed that up with an excellent clean and jerk to also secure a new record total of 204kg. This was Jalaal's 8th national record in what has been an incredible first year in the sport and he isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Currently, Jalaal is on a mission to qualify for the European under 17 championships in 2014 and we wish him the best of luck with this.

Mr McGing, teacher of Mathematics and one of Jalaal’s weightlifting coaches, also celebrated success after securing a 240kg total in the 94kg class, thus qualifying for the English weightlifting championships - this will be the final qualifier for the Commonwealth Games next summer in Glasgow.

Alex Dillon, a former student and assistant coach at school, also competed. This was Alex’s first weightlifting competition and he showed nerves of steel, not missing a lift and securing an impressive debut total of 190kg in the 77kg weight class.

Jalaal Miller, a Year 11 student and GB talent squad athlete, was the only junior competing against the seniors in his weight class at the recent Northern Senior Weightlifting Championships in Wakefield. Jalaal secured the British U16 record of 94kg in the snatch and backed that up with an excellent clean and jerk to also secure a new record total of 204kg. This was Jalaal's 8th national record in what has been an incredible first year in the sport and he isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Currently, Jalaal is on a mission to qualify for the European under 17 championships in 2014 and we wish him the best of luck with this.

Mr McGing, teacher of Mathematics and one of Jalaal’s weightlifting coaches, also celebrated success after securing a 240kg total in the 94kg class, thus qualifying for the English weightlifting championships - this will be the final qualifier for the Commonwealth Games next summer in Glasgow.

Alex Dillon, a former student and assistant coach at school, also competed. This was Alex’s first weightlifting competition and he showed nerves of steel, not missing a lift and securing an impressive debut total of 190kg in the 77kg weight class.