Josh Janikowski (14) has been a member of Kilmarnock Amateur
Weightlifting Club (kawlc) for just a year but has made great
progress in that year. Josh competed in the Scottish school
championships in Easterhouse in feb this year and became the
Scottish school boys best lifter in his weight group and best
lifter in his age group.
Less than a month later Josh was off
to Birmingham to compete in the British School championships,
taking 3rd place in his weight category in an all Scottish top three.
In April josh competed in the Scottish youth championships
where he took 3rd place and achieved a new personal best (PB)
in his snatch lift (53kg) and an overall new PB (169kg).
Josh trains twice weekly in the kawlc gym in shortlees with the other club members and also trains the other 5 days at home in the garage that has been made into a gym for him. Josh is trained by Chick Hamilton, Georgi Black and Sophie Smyth who have all competed in commonwealth games.