KIRKBRIDE Peter < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 19 Dec 1987 in Irvine, SCO
Height1.89 m
Weight 94 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kilmarnock, SCO
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began weightlifting aged 11.
Why this sport? "Chick [Charles Hamilton] worked with my dad and asked me to come along."
Club / Team Kilmarnock Weightlifting Club: Kilmarnock, SCO
Name of coach Charles Hamilton
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Coach from what year? 1998
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Championship
Location Nice
General Interest
Nicknames Pistol, or Shagger, or Shags. (Athlete, 01 Aug 2012)
Hobbies Chess, bagpipes, cycling, waling the dog, football. (Athlete, 01 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement "Silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games with a total of 333kg." (teamgb.com, 16 Jun 2012)
Most influential person in career "My coach Chick [Charles Hamilton]." (teamgb.com, 16 Jun 2012)
Injuries Injured ankle during the 2011 Commonwealth Championships in South Africa. (bbc.co.uk, 16 Dec 2011)

Broke his wrist in 2006. (Athlete, 01 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Used to have lucky odd socks. (Athlete, 01 Aug 2012)
Ambitions "To be the greatest." (teamgb.com, 16 Jun 2012)
Other information RECORD BREAKER
In 2010 he held 17 British age group records from 15 to 23 years old. He has also broken every Scottish senior record. (kilmarnockstandard.co.uk, 26 Feb 2010)