Williams Lake’s Blair Fisher competes at the GPC/CPF Canadian Championships in Calgary

Williams Lake’s Blair Fisher competes at the GPC/CPF Canadian Championships in Calgary

Local bench presser sets Canadian powerlifting record at nationals

Williams Lake powerlifter Blair Fisher is once again a Canadian powerlifting record holder.

Williams Lake powerlifter Blair Fisher is once again a Canadian powerlifting record holder.

Fisher was in Calgary, Alta., May 4-5 for the Global Powerlifting Committee and Canadian Powerlifting Federation Canadian Championships competing in the bench press.

His first attempt was a 429-pound bench press,  which was unsuccessful.

But, on Fisher’s second attempt, the 429 pounds went up smoothly.

Fisher’s third and final attempt was a successful 440-pound bench press, putting him first in his weight and age class.

With the 440-pound hoist Fisher also set a Canadian record, and with it a personal best.

The win qualifies Fisher for the World Powerlifting Congress World Competition coming up in Prague, Czech Republic, in October.

Fisher said it was a great meet with approximately 150 lifters competing over the two-day event.

He added it was great to have an enthusiastic audience at the meet, which he said added a lot of excitement to the event and helped competitors achieve their bests.

Fisher will now rest up, taking a small break before he begins training for the worlds.

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