Lucky 13th world crown the aim for Carter

Aiming high: Bronwin Carter
Aiming high: Bronwin Carter
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Bronwin Carter is aiming to make it her lucky 13th crown at the World Masters Weightlifting Championships.

But the City of Portsmouth Athletics Club coach will have to overcome injury to pick up her latest success in Cyprus next week.

Carter travels to Limassol bidding to continue an incredible record on the big stage at the age of 60.

She already has 12 world titles to her name, as well as being inducted into the competition’s hall of fame.

That’s on top of the 10 European crowns she’s won – the latest arriving in June.

Carter delivered a total of 100kg in the clean and jerk, along with the snatch in Germany – collecting a Euro record along the way.

Now she will be aiming to put a 13th title on the mantelpiece as she gears up to battle it out.

Carter has been hindered by injury and illness in the build-up to the competition, however.

A chest infection has slowed her progress, along with a leg injury following a car accident in February.

Carter is ready to fight through the pain barrier, though, as she bids for more honours.

She said: ‘I’m going for my 13th world title and will be doing that after doing quite well at the European Championships.

‘But the run up to this competition has not gone quite a smoothly as I would have hoped that it would.

‘I’ve had a chest infection which has restricted me a bit.

‘And I have been having problems with a bone I injured in a car accident.

‘It’s bulging out at the moment and has not helped my preparations.

‘In fact, it has probably been the worst run-in possible.

‘I guess I am going to have to lift as best as I can biomechanically.

‘It’s going to be a case of grinning and bearing it.

‘I don’t think I will be lifting quite as much as I did in Germany.

‘I’m aiming to lift between 95 and 97kg. If I can do that, it would put me in with a good chance of winning.

‘You can’t take anything for granted, though, because the competition is so strong.

‘One thing I will do, though, is go out and give it my best shot.’

Carter’s world-title quest follows on from competing in Germany earlier this year at the Euro event near Stuttgart.

She was in awesome form on that occasion as she enjoyed a perfect build-up to taking part.

Carter said: ‘The Europeans was really good.

‘I totalled 100kg and that was quite pleasing.

‘I hadn’t done that for a couple of years.

‘I was competing in a place where the whole focus of the area was on weightlifting.

‘That was a really good experience.’