Jul 27, 2023
Bannatyne Health Club Perth staff and members are celebrating the remarkable achievement of Emma McCready, a yoga instructor at the health club, who won a silver medal for Team Wales in the weightlifting category at the recent Commonwealth Games held in India.
Competing in the 81kg category, Emma managed an awe-inspiring performance on her international debut, breaking three Welsh records and securing a well-deserved spot on the podium.
During her outstanding lifting, Emma showcased her exceptional talent and determination, making a significant impact on the world stage. Her efforts led her to a personal best Snatch of 93kg and at Clean & Jerk an impressive 111kg, culminating in the record-breaking performance that earned her the prestigious silver medal.
Emma said: "I am absolutely over the moon to have placed in the competition, the hard work put in every day leading up to it has paid off."
Aron Spence, general manager of Bannatyne Health Club in Perth, praised Emma's dedication and skill, saying: "Emma has consistently shown exceptional skill, discipline, and commitment to her craft. She has not only inspired our members but also demonstrated the spirit of perseverance that embodies our values.
“We firmly believe in nurturing talent and providing a platform for our instructors to excel in their respective disciplines. Witnessing Emma's resounding success on an international stage like the Commonwealth Games has motivated us to continue our efforts in promoting sports and well-being within our community.”
Chairman and chief executive, Duncan Bannatyne, also extended his congratulations to Emma on her achievement adding: "We are proud of Emma's success at the Commonwealth Games. Her silver medal victory is a testament to her hard work and determination. We applaud the unwavering commitment to her sport and the pride she brings to Team Wales."