He was lifting in the World Deadlift Championships held in Autun in France where he made lifts of 202.5 kilo’s followed by 220 kilo’s and then 240 kilo’s to win the World Open title in the 82.5 kilo class.
Speaking about the competition, Chris Said,
‘I’m delighted to have won my fifth world championship title here in France this weekend. This is the first time in my fourteen year career that I’ve held British Open, European Open, World Open and Gay Games titles all at the same time.’
‘This special moment seems ironic considering that only two weeks ago I almost decided not to compete at all due to a series of injuries’.
Chris Continued …
‘It was only when viewing an old photograph of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 1948 that I changed my mind. The photograph carried the words that sometimes the important thing in the Olympic Games is not the winning, but the taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering, but fighting well’
‘This year we all have an amazing opportunity to participate in sports in some way through the Olympic experience’s that are happening around us. Even if you are not competing in the Olympic games, or have tickets as a spectator this summer there is in fact a way which you can contribute to an equal fairer sports community for all of us’.
‘I’d like to remind you about The UK Governments Charter For Action to tackle homophobia and transphobia in Sports and if you are still to sign up to the charter in this Olympic year then please visit the facebook page http://www.facebook….btsportscharter and/or send a message of support to firstname.lastname@example.org