Alabama, US – Christopher Biggs, 12 attended the Alabama State Powerlifting Championships held March 15-16 at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Alabama.com report that Chrisopher wanted:
“to show people that people with autism can do anything they can do”
Autism Daily Newscast reported on Christopher’s preparations for the championship on March 12.
He left the competition at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park with four USA Powerlifting state records. Christopher has autism and Tourette syndrome. This was his first power-lifting competition, he joined 38 other competitors.
Christopher set state records in the Youth 2 Division’s 114-pound class for the squat (44.09 pounds), bench press (55.12), dead-lift (137.79) and total (236.99) of the three lifts.
He completed his training with the ARC of Baldwin County team, which accounted for 26 of the records.
The original article by Mark Inabinett on the Alabama.com website can be read here