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The Northern Territory news Mon 11 Sep 2017



The Northern Territory news Mon 11 Sep 2017

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 2017 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DARWINS Lynden Moffatt has only been powerlifting for a year and now holds a junior world record. On Saturday, the 21-yearold squatted a whopping 330kg with ease. He also managed to bench 207kg and dead lift 345kg. He competed at Erina, NSW at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation national competition. He blitzed the field with no one else coming close to his lifts in the squat, bench press and dead lift. Standing at 196cm and weighing 140kg, Mr Moffatt has only being seriously competing in powerlifting for the past year. I started last year, I was into my weight training and it was mainly for rugby but then I broke my leg so I decided to stop rugby and then got into powerlifting, he said. He said it was the best decision hes ever made. It was only his third competition with his last one being in April. Since then he has spent his time training hard. I pretty much try to get gym PBs so when I go to the comp Ill break those PBs, he said. The amount I lift in the competition I wont do in the gym. His impressive 330kg squat though was a walk in the park with that weight being something he trained with at the gym in Darwin. Mr Moffatt said he was the only one in Darwin capable of lifting that kind of weight. He said he easily could have added an a few more kilos to the bar at the weekend but said he didnt need to, to win the competition. Mr Moffatt will look towards the Arnold Classic new year in March and the WRPF world championships in Russia. He has been asked to compete in an invite only ProRaw Powerlifting competition at the Arnold Classic. Im feeling good. The way I think about it is its a little stepping stone, he said. It (The WRPF) was a good comp but I want to do better Im already looking to my next competition. JUDITH AISTHORPE Lynden a powerhouse World record to Darwin man after 330kg squat Lynden Moffatt with his coach Rhyss Keane (left) and WRPF Australia president Wayne Howlett Bushfires lit deliberately: firefighters TWO separate bushfires on Dorat Rd between the Daly River Rd and Adelaide River township appear to have been deliberately set, authorities say. The fires were lit Saturday evening, keeping fire crews busy until being contained late yesterday afternoon. Bushfires NT director of operations Andrew Turner said smoke was still in the Dorat Rd area but visibility had improved significantly by 3pm. Its been difficult because weve had to split the resources to manage both (bushfires), he said. Both of them have now been brought under control but it is still windy down there and we have crews monitoring (the situation). No homes were under threat from the new fires although some storage containers were affected, Mr Turner said. The bushfires were reported at 6.30pm Saturday. Authorities found four separate fire ignition points along Dorat Rd and have reported that to NT Police. It looks like someones driven down the road throwing something (to start the fires), Mr Turner said. Two other bushfires were also being brought under control yesterday afternoon at Dundee Downs and east of Howard Springs.