Camille Holland and Abi Graham are heading to world powerlifting championships
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 May 2018
Iliffe Media Ltd
Duo will represent Great Britain in Calgary
Camille Holland and Abi Graham will be bidding for world glory in Canada in June.
The Cambridge-based duo have earned selection to the British team to compete in Calgary from June 5 to 17 in separate competitions.
Graham will be taking part in the IPF World Masters Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 8, while Holland will be competing in the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 16.
Holland is in the over-84kg class in the open team for lifters of any age, and Graham will be part of the British powerlifting M1 team for lifters aged between 39 and 49, in the under-63kg class.
Graham said: “At the moment, I have the highest qualifying total in my category, meaning I should have a very good chance of at least placing top-three, and I’m in with a chance of winning the world title.
“It will be an extremely tough fight against the Australian Cass Pickard [the defending champion] as we are extremely evenly matched.
“So, anything could happen really. No room for any mistakes at all from either of us. And I’ll probably have to put in the performance of my career.”
Holland has hopes of extending her European squat record at the event having won two British Championships in February – the British Bench Press Championship and the Women’s British Classic Powerlifting Championships.
She will also be taking part in the World Bench Press Championships in Finland on May 19.