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.