OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Kirkbride sets personal best after tearing bicep
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By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
WEIGHTLIFTER Peter Kirkbride said he could have lifted more than a new season’s best of 328kg at London 2012 but did not want to risk further injury after tearing a bicep on his second lift.
PERSONAL BEST: Peter Kirkbride shows grit and determination to overcome painful injury
Kirkbride injured himself during his second snatch in the Olympic men's 94kg competition but still went on to set a new personal best of 190kg in the snatch.
The Commonwealth Games silver medallist went on to finish seventh in Group B and, with another 11 lifters in Group A still to go, will finish no lower than 18th overall.
"I tore my bicep on my second snatch but that's weightlifting, you have to roll with the punches and take the lows with the highs," said Kirkbride, who is the only Scot in the British weightlifting team.
"On my second snatch I overestimated it and used too much power and rolled over and tore my bicep.
"I was always going to continue. It's the Olympic Games and you have to finish.
"I could have gone a bit higher but didn't want to do too much damage."
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