Dumfries powerlifting champion

A man born with Spina Bifida who doctors said would never walk has become a British Powerlifting Champion, and been selected to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Championships this winter.

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Dumfries powerlifter takes home British title

A powerlifter from our region has been selected to represent Scotland at this winter's Commonwealth Championships.

Stuart Jamieson broke three national records on his way to winning the British title at the weekend.

An impressive achievement in itself, stunning when you consider that Stuart was never expected to see his third birthday and was told he would never walk after being born with multiple disabilities.

Ryan Dollard reports:

VIDEO: Dumfries powerlifting champion in action

Stuart Jamieson's journey to become a British powerlifting champion is all the more remarkable because of his medical history.

Stuart was born with Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Diastematomyelia - all conditions that meant that his parents were told that he would never walk.

However, through the sheer determination of Stuart and his parents, they worked to ensure his medical conditions would not stop him from leading a full life.

Stuart now competes against, and beats, able-bodied athletes and became a champion in the British Powerlifting Championships in October of last year.

He has now been selected to represent Scotland in the Powerlifting Commonwealth Games in December of this year.

Watch Stuart in action below:


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