Bains is at her best at British Universities Championships

Karenjeet Bains

Karenjeet Bains

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Former Myton School student Karenjeet Bains won the junior women’s 63kg category at the British Universities Powerlifting Championships in Cambridge.

The 19-year-old, who was representing Durham University, achieved 122.5kg in the squat and equalled her personal best of 65kg in the bench press.

On her final lift of the competition, she was roared on to a superb 147.5kg in the deadlift, which was a new personal best in the discipline.

Her unequipped total of 335kg across all three lifts equalled her British under-23 record and made her the strongest pound for pound lifter in the women’s competition.

“I am glad I put in a performance that reflected the hard work and dedication I’ve put in to the sport,” said Bains.