Marc Sidney broke the bench-press world record on his way to becoming the British champion at Horncastle Golf & Country Club in Lincolnshire.
Competing in the Masters 2 (45-50 years) category at 125kgs bodyweight, Sidney, 47, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, lifted 206kgs.
He finished third overall at the British Championships and first in his class.
Having set the British record last April, Sidney is looking forward to the European Weightlifting Championships in Malta. He said: “It’s coming together nicely after a year of