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Sport student wins bodybuilding medals

A sports student with cerebral palsy and a passion for bodybuilding has won medals at a prestigious competition (@BarkingCollege). 

Lee Farrell, 35 from Dagenham, took part in the UFE European Championships in central London.  He competed in both the ‘Men’s beachwear fitness model’ and the ‘Men’s physique’ events.

Lee has been training for over three years now and has a clear goal.  As he explains:

“I want to become a leader of a gym and fitness centre for people with disabilities and complex needs.  I want to be the best coach out there!”  Indeed Lee has already become the founder of LJF Fitness and Gym.  

His training has certainly paid off. Despite fierce competition, at the championships he achieved an impressive fifth place in the beachwear event and an even more impressive second place in the men’s physique competition.

His tutors and friends were delighted to hear his winning news.  Errol Parker, head of sport at Barking & Dagenham College commented:

“Lee has been doing a fantastic job in his studies at College and clearly has the talent outside of College too.  We are all really proud of what he is achieving.  He’s an inspiration to all of us and acts as a reminder that the mind is your most powerful asset you have. Well done, Lee.”

Videos and pictures of Lee talking about his success can be found on his Instagram.

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