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Joseph Arthur

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Weightlifting Champion Johnny Pham makes Powerlifting Look Easy

Monash's resident weightlifting champion, Johnny Pham, recently placed third overall at the Black Flag Barbell Novice Power-lifting Competition.

With only limited power-lifting experience (a sport very different to weightlifting), Johnny was fearless in his performance and surprised a few with his overall result of third place.

Humble in victory, Johnny told Team Monash about the experience.

"I travelled to Sydney to catch up with some power-lifting friends and was roped into competing in a power-lifting competition as a weightlifting athlete (very different sports), nonetheless I placed third overall," Pham said.

"It was my first power-lifting competition ever with minimal power-lifting experience."

Johnny's performance was impressive and we hope his good form continues across both power-lifting and weightlifting as he prepares for an upcoming weightlifting competition where he will attempt to qualify for U23 Nationals.

Keep it up Johnny, you're getting some awesome results!