Newbury’s Louise Sugden aims for more Para Powerlifting World Cup success in Georgia
Para-powerlifter Louise Sugden is fully focused on getting a good result when traveling to compete in the Para Powerlifting World Cup in Tbilisis, Georgia.
Sugden, who recently won a silver medal at the recent Para Powerlifting World Cup in Manchester, will travel to Georgia ahead of the competition which begins on Thursday, May 20.
The 36-year-old from Newbury has learned a lot from her performance in Manchester and is excited about another opportunity.
“I can’t wait to get back to the platform so soon after Manchester,” she said. “I didn’t expect to participate again so soon, but I am grateful to have the opportunity to make it to this competition.
“Although I’m still looking to bring home a medal, my goal for this competition is to improve my technical performance in Manchester.
“If I can do it, I hope I can equal or improve my Manchester medal.”
The Commonwealth Games silver medalist will compete in the women’s 86 kg category, hoping to continue her progress towards the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
“My recent training block has been really productive and I am delighted to see the progress I have made over the past month when I came out on this platform.
“The World Cup in Tbilisi could be my last opportunity to compete before the end of qualifying because Dubai is on the travel red list, so I have to make the most of it.
“The rest of the qualifying period is to defend my current standings.
“I’m in a good position but a lot of my competitors couldn’t make it to the competitions so I’m still not sure what impact the pandemic has had on their training.
“I just have to keep working hard, get stronger and focus on a good result in Tbilisi,” added Sugden.