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Julie lifts Euro title for a second time

Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:30:21

Julie

Cofton Hackett resident Julie Davis has retained her title at the European Powerlifting Championships, breaking four British and two European records.

Julie is also the current World and British Champion with the Global Powerlifting Committee, having started lifting at the age of 39, four days before her wedding.

“I was originally a runner but wanted something new to aim for,” she says. “I qualified for England’s Strongest Woman finals at my first event, and came 10th.

“I realised that I’m a bit small to do Strong Woman, so I switched to powerlifting and qualified for the World Championships at my first event in 2016, and won my category.”

She is now preparing to break more records at the World Championships in Hungary in September.

Julie fits powerlifting in around her job in the NHS and looking after her rescue dogs, and is entirely self-funded. She is seeking small-scale sponsorship from local businesses, so if you can help, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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