A two-time Olympian, Christine Girard captured bronze in 2012 in the women’s weightlifting 63 kilogram division four years after finishing fourth in Beijing and missing out on a medal by a narrow three kilogram margin.
Girard captured gold at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico to improve on her second place finish from 2007. Girard also had a top-10 finish at the 2011 World Championships in Paris, France.
A two-time Commonwealth Games medallist (2002 clean and jerk bronze, 2006 silver), Girard trains in a weight room that doubles as the garage of her home and was introduced to weightlifting at age nine, following her older sister Caroline into the sport.
Weightlifting runs in the Girard family. Her father, Gaétan, was president of the Héraclès Weightlifting Club, her mother Aline Gaudet and older sister Sylvie became Provincial Club Officials, and her other sister Valérie made her debut in weightlifting in 1997.
Idols (in sport or other):
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Lecture, taking care of my dog…
Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):
Toutes haltérophiles à la retraite, Caroline 2 octobre1982, Sylvie 1978 et Valérie 1980
I train in 4 differents gym, including one in my own garage built by my parents!
Preferred sport events / Specialties:
63 weight class
I make my own program and I’m coach by my husband, Walter Bailey
Senior national athlete since:
College/ University (year graduated):
2009 graduated from university
Focus of studies:
enseignement des mathématiques (in highschool)
Canadian, World or Olympic records held (at any time):
I have all canadian senior records in the 63 weight class
I have the clean and jerk records for the pan-am and commonwealth games
National titles (include event, year):
7 times national championne in my weight class
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:
gold at commonwealth game in India
finish 7th at the world senior championship
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:
finish 8th at the world senior championship
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:
finish 4th at the Olympiques
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2006:
Silver medalist at the commonwealth game
Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:
2007, silver medalist
2003, finish 8th
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