Wadworth worker wins Powerlifting title

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A horseman who looks after the famous Wadworth Shire horses has won the World Drug-Free and Unequipped Powerlifting Championship in Indiana,...

A horseman who looks after the famous Wadworth Shire horses has won the World Drug-Free and Unequipped Powerlifting Championship in Indiana, USA.

Vince Minty from Devizes beat lifters from across the world and all age groups to be declared the overall champion in the 90kg bodyweight category.

To mark the occasion, Wadworth has brewed two special ales. The first, 'StrongInTheArm', was available while Vince was preparing for the tournament.

Having being declared the world champion, the new 'StrongInTheArm Champions Ale' is available in selected Wadworth outlets in Vince's honour.

"It's a fantastic achievement for Vince to have beaten so many other competitors to win this world title," said Paul Sullivan, Wadworth marketing director. "Not only did he take his own age group with two world records, his accumulated score was high enough to beat challengers in all age groups."

The championship was a double celebration for the Minty family, with Vince's son Terry becoming world champion in the 18 - 19 age group. The pair train in a disused farm building, and worked their way through divisional and European heats to qualify for the championships in November.

Vince said: "All the lifting of barrels that I do at Wadworth has obviously helped the training, and it has been fantastic to be able to share the excitement with my son".

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