Rob’s hat-trick of world titles

CODNOR powerlifter Rob Truscott was once again in impressive form as he successfully defended his 75kg World Championships Powerlifting title at the Marriotts Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, recently.

Rob, 38, makes light of the fact he was paralysed from the waist down in a car crash in 2005 as he trains five days a week at the Atlas gym in Belper.

And aside from competing against able people, Rob also captained the bench press British team.

He won the world event in Florida with a bench press of 210kg, his best lift from three attempts on the day.

Rob started training a year after the accident but didn’t start competing until 2009 when he won his first competition in Las Vegas. His second title was achieved in Bath in 2010.

His best lift was 215kg at the British Championship in Bath of this year and in June of this year, Truscott also competed in the European Championships 82.5kg class and brought home that title as well, which means he has been three-time England, British, European and World champion in a row.

Rob is now on the look-out for sponsorship to enable him to continue to be the number one in the world.

Any local businesses or companies who can help him can contact Rob direct on 07971185179.