Brigot Pugh

Brigot Pugh

Brigot Pugh

Hairdresser Brigot Pugh started lifting weights after her chiropractor advised that she lift weights to strengthen her bad back. In March 2016 she competed for the first time and won her weight division, coming within 500g of the Australian powerlifting record. Competing in her first international competition in 2017 in Belarus taking home a gold and 2 silver medals.

In 2018 Brigot competed in the IPF World championships in Calgary, Canada winning the the world title in her weight division by a whopping 20kg and setting a new world record in the deadlift.

To date Brigot has set one world record, three Oceania records, three commonwealth records and over 30 Australian records. After facing numerous obstacles Brigot is a dedicated, enthusiastic athlete who carries a never say die attitude. Lifting has benefited her psychologically and she is now dedicated to improving herself year after year.

What event will you be participating at the NQ Games?


Have you ever competed in an NQ Games before?

I have competed in NQ games before in 2016 in Cairns where I broke the Australian record twice.

How important is it for you to have local competition like this event?

Besides it making you mentally fit it helps to promote the sport and inspire others to follow suit.

What’s your best piece of advice for athletes in your sport?

Do not think just do it otherwise you procrastinate.

Who has inspired you the most in your sport?

Elizabeth Craven

What part of North Queensland are you from?


What’s your favourite thing to do in Townsville?

Swimming at Big Crystal Creek

How did you start/get into this sport?

Rehab for my bad back and posture problems.

How long have you been playing/competing in this sport?

5 years

What are your sporting career goals?

To compete in the Arnold’s ProRaw Powerlifting in sleeves and another IPF World Championship

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