Fabrizio in powerful form in States
Fabrizio Marini from Wexford represented Ireland in the RAW Powerlifting Federation world championships in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
He won his age category which went down to the last lift, and had four new platform personal bests - 200 kg. squat, 120 kg. bench, 235 kg. deadlift and 555 kg. total.
He succeeded in eight from nine lifts which was an impressive feat in such a demanding competition. He won his age category in deadlifts also as a single lift competition, and couldn't have put in a better performance.
Fabrizio, who is due back today (Tuesday) from America, is originally from Thomas Clarke Place, Wexford - son of Marcello and Maria Marini from Cafolla's take away.
He is now living in Ballymurn and became interested in powerlifting only a few years ago.
His family members are very proud of his achievements in such a short space of time, and hopefully there's even better to come.