POWER ON: Warwick powerlifter Tom Hardy at DY Gym.
POWER ON: Warwick powerlifter Tom Hardy at DY Gym. Marian Faa

Warwick lifter goes for a national record

POWERLIFTING: Warwick powerlifter Tom Hardy is in Brisbane aiming to break an Australian powerlifting record today at the Kedron Wavell Services Club.

Last year, he set a new world record of lifting 333kg in squat and is aiming for a lift of 340kg today.

As there will be no international officials in Brisbane at today's competition, Hardy can only go for an Australian record and not a world record.

He trains at DY Gym in Warwick where he is also the gym manager.

Hardy did a school-based apprenticeship in Years 11-12 at WIRAC where he was introduced to powerlifting after his major sporting focus was rugby league through the junior grades and at school at Assumption College.

Two years ago, he set an age group world record in squat before going into an older age group last year and lifting 333kg.

Read about his results by logging on to www.warwick dailynews.com.au tomorrow.



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