The past weekend, this year’s World Powerlifting Championships was held in Halmstad / Sweden and it was the first time I ever competed at “Open Worlds”. Even though I wanted to lift more, especially in the squat, I’m still quite happy with the meet. I took a 14th place overall in my new and very hard weight class -120 kg, where the gold was won at a total of 1115 kg. I haven´t made a higher total like this in a long time and with a new PR in the benchpress, I did 870 kg. (320-245-305)
Even though it´s been a while since I passed 40, it still feels quite good that there are only 13 “open lifters” in the world who are better than me!