Tough Up North


A new Australian record for the bench press has been set by Damien Williams, a lifter from Katherine (Northern Territory), in the National Championships at Newcastle. Aged 34, and at a bodyweight of 75kg, Williams pressed 170kg.

Looks like I have a bit of catching up to do.


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