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Sheffield granddad does the double in bodybuilding contests

Lloyd Stewart, aged 64, with his most recent trophies. His haul of titles in 2013 include two world championships.

Lloyd Stewart, aged 64, with his most recent trophies. His haul of titles in 2013 include two world championships.

There is no-one quite like Sheffield grandad Lloyd Stewart – after the fitness fanatic scooped two world titles.

Just a week after coming top in the Drug Free Athletes Coalition’s natural bodybuilding finals in the USA, the 64-year-old scooped first place at the Natural Body Building International Union championships in Paris.

Forget pipe and slippers, it is all about pumping iron for the owner of Lloydie’s Fitness Centre, Burngreave.

The former heavyweight boxer has been competing in contests around the world for several decades.

But doing the double is one of the father-of-three’s biggest achievements yet.

His son Anthony Stewart, aged 42, said: “We’re all proud of him.

“It’s the first time he’s ever gone to one in America, so he had pretty stiff competition.

“He does natural bodybuilding, so it’s all focused on healthy eating and fitness. No drugs.

“I can’t believe that at his age he looks far better than me.

“I go to the gym with him and help out, but I don’t compete, I’m nowhere near as dedicated as he is.”

Lloyd entered the world of bodybuilding after injury got in the way of his promising boxing career.

The grandad-of-three was one of the first professionals to train under Sheffield legend Brendan Ingle.

Despite being a year away from retirement, it seems Lloyd has no plans to hand up his dumbells yet.

Anthony said: “He’s already talking about going back to Miami to defend his title next year.”

 

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