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U23 GB Calling For Myren!

It is always wonderful to see RGS alumni achieving great things in a variety of different ways. We are delighted to share amazing news about OE Myren's Weightlifting successes.

Congratulations to OE Myren Madden (2013-20) who has won “British Weightlifting Young Weightlifter of the year 2022” and has in addition been selected to represent Great Britain in the U23 Europeans Weightlifting Competition in August this year, taking place in Bucharest. Myren competes in Olympic weightlifting. 

Here at RGS, Myren studied A Levels in  English Literature, Philosophy Religion & Ethics and PE and played rugby for the 1st XV . On leaving RGS, Myren took up a place at the University of Nottingham studying Philosophy, which he intends to follow with a Masters Law conversion.

In May 2022 Myren broke all three British U20 96kg weightlifting records, qualifying him for the U20s European competition in Albania. In Albania he broke his own British records with a snatch of 140kg and a clean & jerk of 170kg, giving a total of 310kg.

This June, Myren competed at U23 level at Brunel University where he got 3 British records with a 325kg total. He is currently ranked 2nd GBR 96kg adult category .

Remembering his time at RGS Worcester, Myren says “I really enjoyed my time at RGS . I was very lucky to have  RGS supporting my sporting career . From fifth  form to Upper Sixth I was weightlifting and playing rugby at high level and the team at RGS & Sports Scholarship assistance helped immensely ”.  Myren feels that his time at RGS has had a major impact on his experiences and successes today, telling us “the environment at RGS  showed me that hard work pays off both academically and  in sports.  The culture at RGS  taught me good sportsmanship , how to win and lose and how to deal with disappointments, picking yourself up and moving forward  . The tremendous support I had gave  me the confidence to ask for help  as I needed it . I couldn’t have come  this far alone ”. On this recent weightlifting achievements, he says “I am very happy with my  progress and where I have got to at this point . I was thrilled to be named Young Weightlifter of the Year recognising my achievements to date . Moving forward I am aiming for the 2026 Commonwealth Games and the 2028 Olympic Games

A huge well done to Myren from all of us at RGS. These successes and achievements are a testament to his incredible hard work and commitment to the sport. We look forward to an update from Bucharest in August!

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