“Do what you LOVE, not what you’re told to LOVE”
Encouraged by her sister and her family, Olivia Broome took part in ‘Discover your ParaPower’ at Loughborough University which was very successful, and things has progressed from there. World number 10 and UK no 2 in under 62 Kg, Olivia, 17 has only been in the sport for over 18 months. In 2017 British Championships bronze medallist Olivia Broome represented GB in her first World Championships. Olivia has huge potentials and will need to work hard in order to be able to lift additional kilos to secure a place at the Tokyo games.
“I enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport along with the challenge of always trying to be better. It has opened up so many new opportunities giving me the chance to meet new people, make new friends and to visit places I would otherwise not have seen.
Olivia tries hard to balance school and training. Her family are very supportive and heavily involved in her Powerlifting career.
“The support from Path to Success will enable me to achieve my goal in qualifying for Tokyo 2020. Female athletes are underrepresented in my sport. It will enhance the profile of athletes with different disabilities as I am not a wheelchair athlete. There’s increased importance placed on the role of weight training in health, fitness and weight management.”
"In 2019 I have achieved a new competition PB at the world champs and have therefore improved my ranking for Tokyo 2020, my goal in 2020 is to go to the games and hit another PB."