Liam McGarry and Louise Sugden set British records as they claimed silver medals at the World Para-powerlifting World Cup in Manchester.
In the over 107kg category, McGarry produced a lift of 202kg, while Sugden, in the women's up to 86kg section, finished second with a 128kg lift.
"That moves me up a spot on the rankings for Tokyo so that was mainly why we went for 128kg," said Sugden.
McGarry is hoping to earn a wildcard for this summer's Paralympics.
"I lost my nan eight weeks ago," he said. "She really did mean the world to me. She was at every competition, everything I did. So this was for her."
He added: "I'm going to try a long shot of the pathway [qualification] for Tokyo.
"I'm going to put myself in the best position possible to give the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) a decision to make regarding myself, showing them I am the new kid on the block and I am going to bring something."
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