Gay powerlifting great Chris Morgan has won a gold medal this week at the 2010 World Single Event championships in Moscow.
The British powerlifter is a Gay Games champion and now a three-time world gold medallist in the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation (WDFPF) competition.
Morgan said winning the title in Russia was all the more important because competition had been tough.
“Russia is the ultimate tournament location for a competitive powerlifter,” he said.
“I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to compete in Moscow.”
He took out the World Open Deadlift title in the 82.5kg weight category with lifts of 210kg, 240kg and 250kg.
Morgan is a Gay Games ambassador and one of the event’s success stories, making his start in competitive powerlifting at the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games where he won a silver medal.
He won gold at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney and multiple gold medals at the 2006 Chicago Games, before finding success in the WDFPF championships.
Morgan will compete in this year’s Gay Games in Cologne, starting July 31.

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