Paralympic powerlifters in action in Bath

19 August 2011

Some of the country’s top Paralympic powerlifters will be in action at a competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday (21 August).

The competition has been organised as part of the ParalympicsGB simulation camp that is currently taking place at the University.

It is designed to replicate the situation in a year’s time when British athletes will attend the preparation camp at Bath and then compete at London 2012 Paralympic Games.

“We wanted to get people to compete in a multi-sport environment and to help them make the best of home advantage,” said Nicola Vaughan-Ellis, head coach.

Natalie Blake, who finished sixth in her weight division at the Beijing Paralympic Games, will be among the athletes taking part on Sunday. She has competed at all three Paralympic Games to feature women’s powerlifting and is aiming to make 2012 her fourth Games.

About 14 British athletes are due to take part in the competition, which takes place at the Team Bath Arena at the Sports Training Village between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday. The weigh-in gets underway at 11am.

The competition is open to spectators and admission is free.

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