Luke has been powerlifting for 6 years in which he has had to come through potentially career threatening injuries.
5 years ago he underwent 2 knee surgeries, he was advised not to pursue his power lifting carrier.
Luke was defiant, slowly regained his strength and put himself in a position to compete at the European powerlifting championships for Britain in Finland in Helsinki which took place 3rd-7th July 2017.
Whilst competing Luke tore his hamstring and glute in the squat, but due to his impressive first two weights and the prospect of a medal he carried on with his deadlift. Luke’s determination to carry on wasn’t in vain, he placed 3rd , and brought home a Bronze in his weight category 82.5KG, securing personal bests in each discipline.
Squat – 202.5KG
Bench – 145KG
Deadlift – 255KG