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IRVING Jason
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthManchester, ENG
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Finance
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He started lifting in 1992.
Why this sport?
He participated in an event and then was asked to try out for the national team.
Club / Team
Stockport Arnies: Stockport, ENG
Name of coach
Nicola Vaughan-Ellis
Training Regime
He does four weight sessions, three cardio sessions and one pool session each week.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Holding the 56kg European record of 177.5 kg. (britishweightlifting.org, 28 Jun 2011)
Injuries
In 2010 he had surgery that kept him out of competition for nine months. (insideworldparasport.biz, 03 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 1998 Shot Put F40 6.07
4 1998 Discus Throw F40 15.67
2 1998 Javelin Throw F40 25.75
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 60kg 165.0
6 2008 56kg 177.5
8 2012 60kg 163
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
15 1994 67.5kg 135.0
7 2002 67.5kg 160.0
6 2006 60kg 172.5
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Bench Press 180.80