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Yule: World Championships great experience for GB lifters

October 29, 2013 10:43 am

British weightlifters Jack Oliver, Natasha Perdue and Emily Godley will all be better for their experience at the World Championships in Poland according to performance director Tommy Yule.

Perdue was the highest-placed of the three British athletes in action in Wroclaw, recording five good lifts from six attempts in the 69kg class and finishing with a total of 204kg for 18th.

Fellow London 2012 Olympian Oliver totalled 313kg in the 85kg category for 21st while Godley snatched 82kg and lifted 104kg in the clean and jerk for 186kg and 19th at the 63kg weight.

And, despite Perdue and Oliver already having the experience of competing at London 2012 last summer, performance director Yule admits they’ll learn from competing at the worlds.

“It was a great experience for the lifters to be at a World Championships,” said Yule. “To perform on the big stage really helps athletes focus on how to bring the best out of themselves. For us, this was a big part of our plans for the Commonwealth Games next year and the Rio Olympics.

“It’s important for our lifters to experience the tough conditions of a World Championship and for us all to learn what can be done differently going forward to drive progress so that every year performances improve.”

© Sportsbeat 2013