Weight class: 63 kg
Years competing: 4
Born and raised in the West Midlands, Jordana joined Sports Saving Lives as one of the founding members, and is proud to act as an ambassador for this important HIV awareness campaign.
“The Saving Lives have a lot of weight on their shoulders: one in four of those with HIV have no idea they’re infected, and so can’t access the treatment they need, and will continue to spread the virus. Increasing awareness about HIV testing is the only to improve this situation, and so I’m proud to be acting as an ambassador – and helping to carry that weight.”
Jordana competes internationally in powerlifting (in both equipped and unequipped categories) in the 63 kg class. She has won British titles in the GBPF and BDFPA and holds British, European and World records across both federations.
Her aims for the future include further GBPF British Championships and to be in the top 5 of the International rankings at the age of 28 years.
Jordana is employed as a Dietitian working alongside individuals with HIV, and is dedicated to educating the public and patients alike about the importance of optimising health, including sexual health. She is passionate about incorporaring HIV testing as a fundamental part of the clinical approach to HIV.
Jordana has successfully competed at the 2010 GBPF British Bench Press Championships and the 2009 GBPF British Championships, taking gold medals in both.
She achieved 3rd place in the 2010 Western European Championships. She has also won the BDFPA British Championship and best lifter 2007 and 2008; WDFPA European Championship and Best Lifter 2008; WDFPA World Championship and best lifter 2007; and also has unequipped world records across 2 weight classes in the WDFPA.
Best Lifts – Equipped
Bench press: 102.5kg
Best Lifts – Unequipped
Squat – 140kg
Bench press – 90kg
Deadlift – 180kg
Jordana has been involved in competitive sport from a young age, participating in karate (Tang-Soo-Do and Wadaro), representing Coventry City in junior level football and athletics (400m), and at senior level basketball. Jordana continued her participation in Basketball going on to represent Birmingham City in the National Basketball League.
More recently, Jordana has turned her focus to strength sports, competing in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting.