Imogen powerlifts her way to title of European Champion and picks up her second British Record03 October 2018
A1 student Imogen Cargill has powerlifted her way to not only winning the title of European Champion 2018, but also picking up her second British Record.
Imogen, who joined Greenhead College in September 2018 from King James School, has been powerlifting competitively since 2017, aged 15 years old, and has never looked back. Her success in her first competition qualified her for the National Championships, proving that she had real promise for the sport.
Imogen competed in the National Championships in February 2018, where she performed magnificently, becoming the 2018 British Champion in squat in her age and weight category, and even more significantly picked up her first British Record.
Following her fantastic win at the National Championships, Imogen qualified to represent GB at the European Championships held in Dublin in September 2018, and was the youngest to compete.
Despite Imogen moving up a weight category, due to her rigorous strength training regime, she performed outstandingly and not only did she become the 2018 European Champion for squat, she also picked up a second British Record. A remarkable achievement!
Imogen is an outstanding role model for girls of her age promoting health, strength, endurance and confidence, especially in a sport dominated by males and a huge crowd of spectators.
Imogen has big plans for her sporting career and in 2019 hopes to move on to equipped lifting, which is much more technical and puts your body under even greater strain to lift heavier weights. Imogen is also working towards more British Records and will even be attempting 2 World Records.
Congratulations Imogen, we look forward to hearing about your inevitable future success!