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The grandsons of legendary strongman Geoff Capes make a strong start to their season

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Lawson Capes landed a huge new personal best to launch his new shot-putting season in style.

Competing at the Nuneaton Open, the 12-year-old threw 12.66 metres which improved his previous personal record set last season by 1.34 metres.

His achievement ranks him top in his age group in the United Kingdom by nearly three metres despite a lengthy lack of competitive action due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawson Capes. (46891215)
Lawson Capes. (46891215)

Dad and coach Lewis Capes said: “Lawson has worked very hard in the weight room and has improved his technique over the last year to be more consistent.

“He has much more to come as his training throws are even further.”

Donovan Capes was competing at the same event and opened up with 14.87m which was just one centimetre off his personal best.

That came despite Donovan being a little out with his timing which is something that Lewis is planning to work on.

He added: “Donovan has been putting up some great weights in his lifting programme and has been throwing a long way in training.

“The next few months will hopefully see some great results after the hard work the boys have been putting in.”

The duo – who are the grandsons of legendary strongman Geoff Capes – are still currently working on their heavyweight programme and weight testing.

Their summer programme starts after next week in preparation for the big championships in July and August.

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