Cliff defies odds to set a new best

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Biggest achievement - Cliff Haynes (centre) Biggest achievement - Cliff Haynes (centre)

CLACTON’S Cliff Haynes overcame a freak injury to celebrate his biggest achievement in powerlifting.

The 53-year-old suffered a bizarre toe injury the night before competing in the Great Britain Powerlifting Federation Masters Championship, in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

However, adrenaline powered him through and he ended up setting a host of new bests, including a lifetime best total.

In addition to winning his Masters Two 74kg category, he also managed a new British bench press record and a British Masters total record of 651 kilogrammes.

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