ATHLETES from across Australia will attempt to break records at a powerlifting event in the Redlands this month.
JC Strength Training at Capalaba will host 24 athletes for Battle in the Bayside on Sunday, May 16.
Event director Jill Cox, who is the owner of three Australian powerlifting records, said athletes would be flying in from all over the country.
She said it was the first powerlifting competition ever held in the Redlands.
"I am beyond excited," Cox said. "I can't believe that I am doing it.
"Every athlete is allowed one spectator, so there will be quite a few people here.
"There is a world record attempt happening by Hannah Altman. We will have some Australian records going as well.
"We will have world level referees, and athletes will be flying in from all over Australia."
Several months of preparation have gone into the event.
Cox, who owns JC Strength Training, said every affiliated club must run two events a year.
"This is our first one because we are a new club to powerlifting Australia," she said.
"Holding this event takes six months of preparation.
"[That includes] getting the platform ready and making sure all the equipment is to international standard."
Battle in the Bayside will be live streamed to a global audience on Facebook and the Powerlifting Australia website.
JC Strength Training is located at 1/286 Old Cleveland Road East, Capalaba.
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