A Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate at Leeds Trinity University has been selected to represent Team GB at the Para Powerlifting World Cup.
19-year-old Charlotte McGuinness, from Harrogate, will compete at the Para Powerlifting World Cup in March, taking place at the Wythenshawe Forum in Manchester. The competition also gives her the opportunity to qualify for the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games, due to take place in August.
Charlotte, who is seventh in the world in her weight category and third in the world for the junior weight category, is supported through the University’s Talented Athlete Support Package, which assists student athletes competing at a high level in their sport to manage their studies and their sports careers.
She is currently training four times a week in preparation for the World Cup as part of a team of 13 athletes selected by British Weight Lifting.
Charlotte said: “With powerlifting, you do get off days where you struggle to lift. These days make you feel rubbish and can knock motivation but ou must push past them and show what you are made of. Being a disabled athlete, the feeling of power is incredible!”