Weight to go! Powerlifter Paul breaks two more world records
PUBLISHED: 07:02 28 February 2019
A Littleport man who made his way into the Ely Standard newspaper in 1999 set two new power lifting world records at the weekend.
Paul Steven Waites, a former transportation manager at RAF Mildenhall, competed in the senior category of the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA)’s national championships.
The 58-year-old broke the first record by lifting 202.5kg in the squat in the M4 class – 145kg.
He then set a second world record with a lift of 227.5kg in the dead lift.
Mr Waites, who was born on September 25 1961 and lived in Ely in the 1990s, originally set a world record for his class in 1999.
His son Matt said: “I believe in 1999 when he won the world record in his class. Now obviously, much older, he has just returned from another competition (in Bedford) from over the weekend - picking up two more world records in the senior category.”
In 1999, Mr Waites claimed the powerlifting dead lift championship of the world at a competition held in Italy.
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