Kilwinning's Olympic Weightlifting Club made history this week after 89-year-old champ Bill Despard and his son Gavin, 60, both won gold.

It was the first time this has ever happened in British weightlifting.

The victories took place at the Welsh Masters Open in Cardiff.

The Kilwinning club's success at the event continued when Ryan Coyle, 45, also took home gold.

Father and son duo Bill and Gavin are now hoping to repeat the incredible feat at the European Championships in Norway in June and also at the World Championships in Finland in September.

They are also set to compete at the British Masters Championships in England at a date yet to be confirmed.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Gold winners Ryan, left, Bill and GavinGold winners Ryan, left, Bill and Gavin (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

Veteran weightlifting champ Bill said: "This is quite a feat as it has never been done before and we hope we can make it happen again."

Last year, Bill finally got his hands on gold at the European Masters Weightlifting Championship after a remarkable 11 years of winning silver.

Gavin, in his first masters, took home bronze.

Winning gold again is the latest chapter in what has been an extraordinary career in weightlifting for Bill.

The widower, who took up the sport aged 15, had his right breast removed when he was 16 due to cancer, before getting back to competing at 18.

In 2021 he had to have his hip replaced - but he hasn't let that hold him back.

A member of the Kilwinning Olympic Weightlifting Club, which he has run for over 20 years, Bill certainly has no plans to retire in the near future.

He said he will continue to compete because "what else would I do in Kilwinning?"