POWERLIFTING: Swindon Barbell’s Wozniak secures silver in English Benchpress Championships

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Swindon Barbell Club’s Dawid Wozniak won a silver medal the 2017 English Benchpress Championships on Saturday.

Wozniak was competing in the under 105kg weight category in the event which took place in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

The Swindon powerlifter managed to press 155kg in his opening attempt, 162.5kg in his second attempt, and 167.5kg in his third attempt.

It was enough to secure Wozniak second place despite stiff competition from his opposition.

But despite such a strong performance, his participation was in doubt in the run up to competition.

“The competition was a question mark for me,” Wozniak said.

“I was ill with a very bad flu two weeks prior to the competition and I was worried about my strength.

“Overall I was very happy with my performance.”

As well as claiming second place in the English Championships, Wozniak, who has been a Swindon Barbell Club member since October 2015, Wozniak also won bronze at the British Benchpress Championships in January.

Wozniak will also represent Great Britain at the European Bench Press Championships in August.