|Date of Birth
20 May 1993
|Place of Birth
Andy Griffiths only took up weightlifting as a means to be able to dunk a basketball.
Very quickly he realised that his future did not lie in dribbling a ball but instead in the clean and jerk and the snatch.
Having discovered the sport in 2016, Griffiths quickly set his sights on earning international honours and he will do just that for Team England in Birmingham.
He is the co-owner and head coach of the Pride Performance Gym in Warrington and was crowned British champion in 2021 in the 109+kg category before following that up with third place the following year.
On his way to that gold in 2021, he broke the British Senior Snatch record with a lift of 165kg on his way to the title.