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Powerlifting: Manx squad off to flyer at commonwealth championships

Seven medals on day two part of impressive start

The Isle of Man has made a very strong start to its first ever campaign in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships.

The event in Auckland, New Zealand, began on Monday (28 November) and runs until Saturday (3 December).

On day one, young Island lifters Teagan Lindsay and Issy Morris secured first and second place in the 52kg sub junior category.

Meanwhile, Sean Miller also got some valuable team points on the board with a solid performance in the 74kg class.

Into day two yesterday (29 November) and a busy day saw nine members of the Isle of Man squad in action.

Seven of them were involved in bench-only events, with all of them taking medals during their respective events.

Sean Miller (90kg), Lisa Grant (67.5kg) and Teagan Lindsay (35kg) all secured gold.

Meanwhile, Kerry Lindsay (45kg) and Issy Morris (30kg) took silver in their sections, whilst Steph Leece (52.5kg) and Emma Morris (42.5kg) took bronze medals.

There were also big days for Django Kinley (83kg) and Lewis Runge (93kg) who took part in the male junior full competitions.

Today is a less intense schedule for the Isle of Man with two athletes, Kerry Lindsay and Emma Morris, both in action.

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