A Williams Lake powerlifter has qualified for the world championships coming up in Porto, Portugal this November.
Blair Fisher earned his berth during the May 9-10 Global Powerlifting Committee and Canadian Powerlifting Federation Western Canadian Championships hosted in Calgary, Alta.
Fisher competed in the 308-pound Masters 50-54 age group, opening with a 390-pound bench press. His second attempt at 429 pounds was also successful, before he wrapped up the event with his third successful lift at 446 pounds.
Later that afternoon Fisher competed in the deadlift where after two successful lifts of 572 and 602 pounds, he achieved a lift of 633 pounds.
Fisher said the meet went extremely well, adding two personal bests to his powerlifting resume for both bench press and deadlift.
In both events Fisher finished in first place.