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VIDEO: Webster lifts new PB to win British title and boost Olympic hopes

Sonny Webster

FORMER Ivybridge Community College pupil Sonny Webster boosted his hopes of securing Great Britain’s one male weightlifting spot at this summer’s Olympic Games with a record-breaking performance at the British Championships.

Webster set a new national under-23 record and a personal best to beat Owen Boxall at a packed Ricoh Arena in Coventry to triumph in the -94kg category.

He lifted 152kg in the snatch before producing a stunning final effort in the clean and jerk to lift 194kg.

Webster, who is now based in Bristol, finished with a total of 346kg, with Boxall, who also set a new PB, collecting 343kg.

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