#86 Paralympic Games Bronze Medalist Louise Sugden

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#86 Paralympic Games Bronze Medalist Louise Sugden

After retiring from International wheelchair basketball in 2016, Louise Sugden was looking for something else she could compete in. Finding she was suited for powerlifting, Louise was hooked.

After only being in the sport for 9 months, Louise went to the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 where she medaled in silver. She continued to kickass and brought home Gold at Ready Steady Tokyo 2019 and another Gold in the Manchester World Cup 2020. She continued winning in 2020 capturing Gold at both Eger World Cup and Tbilisi World Cup.

Most notably Louise Bronze medaled at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and started off 2021 great with a Silver at the Manchester World Cup.

Lou and I talk about how she trains and how that looks different from competitive international basketball. Listen as we go over:

  • Competing in basketball before powerlifting
  • How strict benching rules are
  • What goes on behind the scenes at the Paralympics
  • Training outside of the box
Featured Guest/People/Info Mentioned:
  • Louise Sugden @loulousuggers

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