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The Legacy of Powerlifting Maestro Phil Richard, RIP



Well-known member
May 22, 2015
With a heavy heart but boundless admiration, we pay homage to Phil Richard, a true titan in strength sports.

A Trailblazer's Journey​

Born with iron coursing through his veins, Phil Richard graced the powerlifting arena with his awe-inspiring presence. From the very onset, his journey was nothing short of legendary, marked by unparalleled dedication, grit, and sheer passion for the iron game.

RIP Phil Richard

Unraveling the Tapestry of Triumphs​

Phil's illustrious career reads like a saga of triumphs etched in the annals of powerlifting history. With each lift, he shattered records and pushed the boundaries of human potential. From the British Classic Masters Powerlifting Championships to the European Masters Equipped Powerlifting Championships, Phil's dominance knew no bounds.

Beyond the Weights: A Champion's Heart​

Yet, Phil Richard was more than just a powerhouse on the platform. Behind the iron curtain, he exuded warmth, humility, and boundless camaraderie. His unwavering support for fellow lifters and his infectious enthusiasm inspired a generation of aspiring athletes.

Phil Richard’s Career Powerlifting Competitions List

3 x Equipped Junior World Champion
4 x Equipped Masters 1 World Champion
4 x Equipped Junior European Champion
3 x Equipped Open Western European Champion
1 x Equipped Open European Champion
10 x Equipped Masters European Champion
1 x Classic Masters European Champion
1 x Equipped Open Commonwealth Champion
10 x Equipped Open British Champion
8 x Equipped Masters British Champion
3 x Classic Masters British Champion

Legacy Eternal: Phil Richard's Enduring Impact​

Though Phil may have bid farewell to this mortal realm, his legacy resonates eternally in the hearts of those he touched. His indomitable spirit, insatiable hunger for greatness, and unwavering commitment to excellence serve as guiding beacons for generations to come.

As we bid adieu to a true icon of strength sports, let us remember Phil Richard not with tears of sorrow, but with cheers of celebration. For he was not just a powerlifter; he was a beacon of inspiration, a paragon of dedication, and a true embodiment of the power of the human spirit.
Rest in power, dear Phil Richard. Your legacy lives on, forever emblazoned in the hallowed halls of powerlifting lore.