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Friday, September 24, 2021

Llan gym boss lifts Britain's Strongest Woman title


* Jemma Stubbins won the title in Doncaster.

Jemma Stubbs from Llangollen has become the first Welsh woman to become Britain's Strongest Woman.  

Just eight weeks after winning Wales title (u82kg), the mother of two travelled up to Doncaster Dome to compete against the best in the country in Britain’s Strongest Woman 2021.

Previous pec’ and shoulder tears meant Jemma didn’t have the best start to the competition. 

Things kicked off with a strongman classic, the log clean and press.  

Jemma said: “I knew I would not rank high in this event with the previous champion having an extremely impressive 120kg log record under her belt. But I did hope I could compensate later in the day."

She failed her third attempt at 80kg, leaving her with a 75kg successful lift and ending round one in just fifth place out of 11.

Thankfully Jemma’s competition went from strength to strength, placing second in the 210kg frame carry and going on to place first in round three by completing nine reptations with 190kg deadlift, despite ripping her hand open in round two. 

Yoke carry was much the same story, finishing first and creeping her way up to top podium position.  

Jemma finished the day placing second on her Atlas stone run. 

Events coach Jason Jones from Spartan Atlas stones said: “Jemma has been a pleasure to coach over the last few months. Her grit determination and sheer power should carry her into the World stage with confidence."

When not training five days a week, Jemma can be found in her gym, Stubbs Fitness on George Street, Llangollen, training others. 

She said: “I’m a huge advocate of empowering people to take control of their own health and fitness journey. It should be fun and something you enjoy rather than dread. I am living proof of what you can achieve if you work hard and don’t give up on your dreams.”

A crowdfunding effort will now begin to get Jemma to the World’s Strongest Women competition.

Stubbs Fitness gym offers a mix of 1:1 coaching, group coaching and fitness classes to help clients become the best version of themselves. An ethos they believe is rooted in fun and happiness rather than numbers and measurements.

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