World records broken by Warwick powerlifters

WORLD BEATERS: National gold medallist Tom Hardy and Frank Harmon after their weekend success.
WORLD BEATERS: National gold medallist Tom Hardy and Frank Harmon after their weekend success. Gerard Walsh

POWERLIFTING: Tom Hardy and Frank Harmon have both set new world records in the Global Powerlifting Committee National Championships at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Hardy, 19, set a new world mark in the 90kg division when he totalled 700.5kg to win the national title.

He did his world record in squat with 285.5kg, lifted 160kg on bench press and dead lifted 255kg.

Hardy was presented with a gold medal for his win and was also judged the best overall teenage lifter in the competition.

Harmon broke a world record in the 65-69 years, 110kg class, when he lifted 180kg in dead lift.

"I was surprised to lift a personal best of 20 kilograms," Harmon said.

He turns 67 in the next week so is competing against lifters up to two years his junior.

The performances on Saturday were the first world records for the pair.

Both train up to 15 hours a week at Voyage Fitness in Warwick.

Hardy said his long-term aim was to qualify for the Pro Raw titles in Melbourne.

"The best in the country are invited to the Pro Raw titles, which are part of the Arnold Classic, the biggest power lifting event in Australia each year," he said.

Hardy has been power lifting for more than two years and has set two national and one world record in his career.

Harmon has set four national records, three bench press and one dead lift, and now has one dead lift world record.

The pair support each other in training at Voyage Fitness in between monthly sessions and online help from trainer Thomas Lilly at PTC Gold Coast.

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