Patrik Hedqvist

Raised in the far north of Sweden, just below the arctic circle, his athlete “career” started with hockey and football at the age of 6yrs. He started training with weights in the early 90´s. Taking it seriously from the start, Patrik wanted to know more about how the body responds to training and diet so he took his PT degree in 1997 followed an advanced degree same year. He started his physiotherapy education at Umea university 2001 and during his studies he found Powerlifting since there was a great club in the town. Bachelor graduated 2004 and continued with studies on sports nutrition and Orthopedic manual techniques. Started working as a physio 2005. He did his first powerlifting competition in 2002 and has done more than 50 competitions since then, both bench press only meets and powerlifting in both classic and equipped disciplines. He also placed in the medals on local and national championships, but the proudest moments have been just recent years, getting bronze medals for the bench press event at both IPF Worlds 2017 as well as the IPF Europeans 2018. Both these in the -105 kg class M1 category (age category 40-50y).

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