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Loughborough’s Broome sets new record at Para Powerlifting World Cup

Loughborough University student Olivia Broome set a new British record in the -50kg category to take silver on day one of the Para Powerlifting World Cup in Manchester.

Broome recorded a 100kg lift which has now put her in strong contention to make the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

Following the event, Broome told BBC Sport:

"I think the takeaway from this event is the technical aspects, keeping control of the lift really.”

Nik Diaper, Head of Para Sport, Loughborough University added:

“In what has been a difficult and challenging year for Para athletes, it’s fantastic to see such a strong performance particularly from a dual career student athlete.”

The Para Powerlifting World Cup in Manchester takes place at Wythenshawe Forum from 25-28 March with several Loughborough-based athletes set to compete in the coming days.