This week Swindon Barbell sees two of it’s coaches (and one of SBB’s many #powercouples), Matt Watson & Christie Civetta, competing at this years International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in Sweden.  Both Matt and Christie also competed at the European Championships this past year: Christie in the -72kg class with a final total of 480kg, and Matt in the -93kg class with a final total of 712.5kg. With so much experience on the big stage we are hoping to see fantastic things from them both!

Matt will be competing in the -93kg class. Having just competed in the Western European Championships,  Matt will be entering his 2nd World Championships hoping for some personal bests. You can watch Matt compete on Wednesday 7th from 3pm at the link below! It’s sure to be a great competition so don’t miss him!


Christie will be competing on Friday in the -84kg class in her 3rd World Championships. Last year she competed in the -72kg weight class with a final total of 477.5kg. Having put 12kg onto her body weight, let’s see if Christie can put forward some strong personal bests. You can watch Christie compete on Friday 9th at 9am on the link below. Cheer her on with us for the perfect start to your Friday morning.

Tune in HERE to watch our great coaches push to their limits!

Best of luck from all at SBB to Matt and Christie. We may not be with you at the venue but we are with you in spirit and we will definitely be cheering you on!

Charlie Marillier

I love Powerlifting