Natasha Perdue /

Natasha  Perdue

Date of Birth

27 July 1975

Sport

Weightlifting

From

Swansea

Biography

Natasha has competed for Wales at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and 2010 in Delhi.

Born in Swansea, she now lives in Leeds. A bin lorry driver, she is a member of the World Class Weight Lifting Club in Yorkshire. Her father, Terry, was a weightlifter and her inspiration to take up the sport. He competed at two Olympics in 1968 and 1972 and three Commonwealth Games. Her brother, also called Terry, went to three Commonwealth Games.

In 2011, she won women's 69kg category at the British Senior Championships with a snatch of 92kg and a clean and jerk of 111kg to total 203kg.

In 2012, she was called up for Team GB to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. But the trip was tinged with disappointment as she failed to complete the competition due to a leg problem that struck her from the outset.

PB-92kg Snatch

111kg Clean & Jerk

News about Natasha /