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Taslima, Ubayda & Afreen compete at London Junior Weightlifting Series

9Emdad Rahman ::
This weekend Tower Hamlets’ Oakland’s Weightlifters had the first of a

A three-part London Junior Weightlifting Series hosted at Crystal Palace in London saw Oaklands Weightlifters take part at a crucial event hosted by the school.

The Oaklands Weightlifters (the Tower Hamlets Youth and Junior Weightlifting Club) fielded 3 athletes; Taslima Begum, Ubayda Choudhury, and Afreen Akthar.

16 year olds Ubayda and Afreen took part in their debut competition. Ubayda was in the first group, competing as an under 62kg lifter. The youngster finished third after managing to snatch 40 and clean and jerk 63, giving him a 103kg total and granting him 3rd place in his group.

Afreen has not missed a single lift so far in her young career and maintained her proud record after competing in the under 58kg women’s event. She finished with a total of 65kg and qualified for the U15 British Age Group Championships.

Taslima is fast becoming an emerging talent and used this competition as a test run for next week’s competition; the English Weightlifting Championships. She went out with a goal to hit 115kg total at under 48kg bodyweight, which she achieved in only 5 of the 6 available attempts, also qualifying her for the British Senior Championships.