A RECORD-BREAKING weightlifter is set to represent GB for the second time at December’s EWF European Youth Championships in Israel after another outstanding performance at the British Midland Championships.
Myren Madden, the 17-year-old Royal Grammar School Worcester student from Grafton Flyford, continues to take the weightlifting scene by storm after extending his own British records at the British Midland Championships.
After exceeding personal bests by lifting 117kg in ‘snatch’ and 142kg in ‘clean and jerk’, Madden was selected to compete at the EWF European Youth Championships, which take place from December 4 to 12.
“The British Midland Championships was one of my toughest competitions to date. Not only was there some stiff competition, but the timing and waits between lifts meant exceeding my personal bests was a big challenge,” he said.
In his first international competition, representing GB at the World Championships in the USA in March, Madden achieved ninth place in the world.
Looking to improve on his weightlifting further, Madden’s dedicated team of coaches have an intensive training programme in place in the run-up to the European Youth Championships.
His long list of achievements also includes being awarded a place on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.
Funded by Sport England, it is a partnership between talented athletes, education institutions and the Sport England Talent Programme.
The scheme allows athletes in education to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two – providing vital support services.
As well his weightlifing exploits, Madden is currently also part of the RGS rugby first team.