MARTIN Green is aiming to become the best in the world after a superb display at the British Benchpress Championships.

The Didcot weightlifter not only won gold in his category, but also took the overall title in the event at Horncastle.

Competing in the 105kg bodyweight class, Green lifted 252.5kg on his opening lift which was enough to win the title by more than 50kg.

He then attempted 262.5kg to break his own Commonwealth record, but could not lock his left arm.

Green, who won gold at the European Championships in October, has been invited to compete at the World Championships in South Africa in April.

“I would really like to take gold in the World Championship,” said Green, who is sponsored by Steventon Back Pain Centre and LA Muscle.