National title for young Clara lifter

YOUNG Clara Powerlifter Nathan Meehan added to his already impressive collection of titles over the weekend.

YOUNG Clara Powerlifter Nathan Meehan added to his already impressive collection of titles over the weekend.

The Clara teenager was in action at the Irish GPC Masters and Teenager Championships where he won his section and was only narrowly beaten into second overall.

Nathan lifted 220kg in the squat, 110kg in the bench-press and 235kg in the dead-lift, all Irish records in his section Interestingly they were all just second round lifts when each lifter is allowed three.

This decision was taken with a view to not burning the young man out ahead of more prestigious tournaments in the weeks and months ahead.

This year the World Championships will be held in Limerick.