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Weightlifting Champion Visits

Recently, our students who are members of the Academy’s Weightlifting Club and others who have chosen it as an Enrichment option, were treated to a very special visit from a champion.

Medal winning European Championship Weightlifter, Mercy Brown, came along to St Augustine to inspire our student weightlifters. She started the sport aged 15 as part of a PE lesson at school and is now studying Sport Science at University.
Amazingly, Mercy can almost lift her own body weight and she won a Bronze medal and set a new British record in 2016 at the IWF World Junior Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Her next target is the 2018 Commonwealth Games and she’s going for Gold! If Mercy wins the medal, she’s promised to bring it to the Academy to show our students.

We’ll be rooting for you, Mercy!


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