European gold for father and daughter powerlifters

Pictured are Mike, Nicola and coach Chris Elding.
Pictured are Mike, Nicola and coach Chris Elding.

BOSTON’S powerlifting father and daughter have both claimed gold at the European Championships.

Competing at Vola, Estonia, the pair brought back medals for Great Britain.

Nicola, 43, won her class and also won the open championship in the deadlift and the benchpress.

She attempted a world record on the deadlift but unfortunately her efforts failed.

Mike, 73, won in his Masters 7 class and also won gold in the deadlift and a silver medal in the benchpress.

“We had all the big guns against us and we beat them,” said a happy Mike.

Mike trains at the Workhouse Gym and Nicola at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.

Pictured are Mike, Nicola and coach Chris Elding.