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PEDDLE Anthony
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthNorthampton, ENG
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Matlock, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to powerlifting when he was 16 at a disability sports club in Northampton.
Training Regime
He trains five times a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
1988
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Seoul
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music and watching sport on TV. (britishweightlifting.org, 19 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
The 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games where he captured gold and set the world record in the process. That record stood until 2007. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (britishweightlifting.org, 19 Jun 2012)
Injuries
He has had a series of shoulder injuries over the past 10 years and has come back from tearing his rotator cuffs twice. (channel4.com, 24 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To work hard and dedicate yourself. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams. Enjoy what you do!" (britishweightlifting.org, 19 Jun 2012)
Other information
SELF-COACHED
He is self-coached. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Apr 2012)

PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He first represented Great Britain at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul. The 2012 Games in London will mark his seventh Olympiad. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 1996 48kg 160.0
1 2000 48kg 168.0
  2004 48kg  NoM
  2008 48kg  NoM
8 2012 48kg 140
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1994 48kg 145.0
2 1998 48kg 162.5
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2006 Bench Press 156.70