Lifting for Australia

September 1, 2013 by Hana Spiegel
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Former Bialik College student Alex Cochrane-Davis (Class of 2010) has been selected to join the Australian Powerlifting Team at the Commonwealth Championships being held later this year.

 

Alex Cochrane-Davis

Alex Cochrane-Davis

Alex, who is currently in his third year of studying medicine, entered his first powerlifting competition in June last year.

The sport of Powerlifting was conceived as a pure test of strength with the first formal competitions occurring in the mid 1960’s. As opposed to weightlifting, a sport comprising of two lifts, powerlifting comprises three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. The lifter with the highest total is the winner.

Melbourne-based Cochrane-Davis won his place on the team in the 83kg class by lifting a total of 600 kg comprising of a squat of 225kg, a deadlift of 235kg and by bench pressing 140kg.

 

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