British titles for powerlifting duo

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A powerlifting dad and daughter have both lifted national trophies.

Competing at the British Drug-Free Single Lift Championships, Nikki Elding, 43, won the Masters One benchpress and deadlift titles.

A change in rules saw dad Mike Davies, 74, bumped down from Masters Eight to the more competitive Masters Seven Division.

But after doing so, he managed to claim second spot in the deadlift competition.

The rule change - switching qualification from birth years to actual ages on the day of competition - meant Mike had to re-qualify for the World Championships.

He did so successfully, meaning the duo will be competing for the country in Antwerp, Belgium, later this year.