Britain’s Oldest Weightlifting Couple

Meet Britain’s oldest weightlifting couple – an elderly duo with a combined age of 153 who still love to lift despite arthritis.

OAPs Lynn Dolman, 70, and Eric Dolman, 83, work out together in their garage in New Tupton, Derbyshire and are both European Weightlifting champions in their age categories.

The couple of 40 years won gold in the senior male and female categories at the European Masters Championships in Budapest in May and between them have won dozens of international titles.

And they insist the sport – which they both only took on competitively after retiring – is the key to keeping themselves young.

Retired soldier and nightclub singer Eric said: “I enjoy it, it’s a way of life. I started weightlifting when I was 16.