The annual Royal Navy Power-lifting Competition has been staged in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth.
Top woman was Leading Physical Trainer Melanie Haslam from Plymouth-based warship HMS Montrose. She lifted a total of 360 kilogrammes.
Top man was Leading Physical Trainer Andrew Davey, Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor with Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre in Devonport. He lifted a total of 698.5 kg.
Organiser Andrew Davey said: “This is an increrasingly popular sport because it is easy to measure your progress compared with some similar disciplines and is good for fitness.
“The competition has widspread appeal – open to grassroots and international competitors alike. The latter put their egos on the line by taking part and are therefore, a good example to the others.
‘’Devonport has been a good showcase for power-lifting with a keen audience of colleagues. The sport is going from strength to strength.’’
38 competitors took part in the event in a sport which is increasing in popularity with more people taking part each year.