Two Nowra powerlifters dominated in their respective weight classes and took home first prize at a high-level powerlifting competition in Sydney on the weekend.
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Jaymi Morris, 25, and Rhyze Macnamara, 25, won gold for their efforts at the GPC Sydney Cup.
Nowra’s Greg Seymour, 21, also took part, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The sport is judged by combining the total weight lifted in three sections – squat, bench press and deadlift.
In the men’s 140kg division, Macnamara lifted a total of 730kg, including a 270kg squat, 180kg bench press and 280kg deadlift.
In the women’s 82.5kg division, Morris lifted a total of 480kg at the event, including a 180kg squat, 105kg bench press and 195kg deadlift.
In the men’s 110kg category, Seymour lifted a total of 540kg, including a 185kg squat, 95kg bench press and 260kg deadlift.
After the competition, they shared their results with friends via social media.
“Shout out to everyone who has helped me in my training,” Macnamara said.
“I am wrecked, time to head home and eat.”
The competition was a chance to catch up with friends from the tight-knit lifting community.
“It was awesome to compete alongside some of my amazing lifter friends again,” Morris said.
All three athletes took part in the Bay Games at Huskisson in the lead up to the Sydney competition.
Morris proved her form locally, taking out first prize in her division at the Bay Games.
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