Date: 20 October 2020
Daniel Mercer 11Al and Evan Taylor 11Li recently competed in the New Zealand Weightlifting Championships. Both students' results were very commendable. Evan Taylor managed Personal Bests and Daniel Mercer finished in 1st place in the Under 61kg category, which was a fantastic effort. Daniel actually lifted more than any of the competitors in the next body weight category.
Daniel who has only been weightlifting for 2 years trains 3 days a week. He belongs to Strength HQ Weightlifting Club and is coached by Tina Ball a NZ Olympic Weightlifting coach and often trains alongside David Liti who was a 2018 Commonwealth Games medalist. Daniel, who has qualified to compete in the 2020 Olympic Weightlifting NZ National Championships in November, is currently attending a pre-nationals training camp.
We wish both Evan and Daniel every success in future competitions.
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